Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the captive was branded and fettered’
shackle, manacle, handcuff, clap in irons, put in chains, chain, chain up, bind, tie, tie up, tether, rope, hobble
rare enfetter, gyve
2‘these obligations do not fetter the company's powers’
restrict, restrain, constrain, confine, limit
hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct, handicap, hamstring, encumber, inhibit, check, curb, tie down
tie someone's hands, cramp someone's style
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.