Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the common error of calling schizophrenia a split personality’
mistake, fallacy, misconception, delusion
inaccuracy, miscalculation, misreckoning
blunder, fault, flaw, oversight
misprint, literal, erratum, misinterpretation, misreading
informal slip-up, bloomer, boo-boo, howler, boner, fail
British informal boob
‘£86 million of tax was collected in error’
wrongly, by mistake, mistakenly, incorrectly, inappropriately, misguidedly
accidentally, by accident, inadvertently, unintentionally, unwittingly, unknowingly, unconsciously, by chance
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.