Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘discarded fishing lines can entrap wildlife’
trap, snare, ensnare, entangle, enmesh
catch, capture, net, bag, hook, land
2‘his client had been entrapped by an undercover police officer’
entice, lure, tempt, inveigle
bait, decoy, lay a trap for, trap
lead on, seduce
trick, deceive, dupe, gull, hoodwink, delude
informal set up, frame
British informal fit up
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.