Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
ovum, gamete, germ cell, zygote
Australian informal goog
clutch, roe, spawn, seed, flyblow
‘‘Teach him a lesson’, shouted the boys, egging their friend on’
urge, goad, incite, provoke, prick, sting, propel, push, drive, prod, prompt, induce, impel, spur on, cheer on
encourage, exhort, stimulate, motivate, galvanize, act as a stimulus to, act as an incentive to, inspire, stir
root on, light a fire under
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.