Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the MP was caricatured as a dupe and a dullard’
idiot, fool, stupid person, simpleton, ignoramus, oaf, dunce, dolt, moron, cretin, imbecile
informal duffer, nincompoop, booby, dope, chump, nitwit, dimwit, airhead, birdbrain, lamebrain, pea-brain, numbskull, thickhead, fathead, blockhead, bonehead, dunderhead, meathead, muttonhead, wooden-head, dipstick, dumb-bell, noodle, dumbo, dum-dum, ass, donkey, jerk
British informal wally, berk, divvy, nit, mug, pillock, prat, wazzock, silly billy
North American informal doofus, goof, goofball, putz, bozo, boob, lamer, lummox, dummy, turkey
NZ Australian informal galah, dingbat, drongo
British vulgar slang knobhead
North American vulgar slang asshat
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.