Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the prisoner lay bound with fetters of iron’
shackles, manacles, handcuffs, irons, leg irons, chains, bonds
tethers, ropes, restraints
informal cuffs, bracelets
archaic trammels, gyves, darbies, bilboes
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.