Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the streets are hung with festoons of paper flowers’
garland, chain, lei, swathe, swag, wreath, chaplet, loop
1‘the room was festooned with streamers’
decorate, adorn, ornament, trim, dress up, array, hang, loop, thread, cover, drape, swathe, garland, wreathe, bedeck, beribbon, bespangle
informal do up, do out, get up, tart up, trick out
literary bedizen, furbelow, caparison, befrill, bejewel
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.