Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the gas lamp flickered in the wind’
glimmer, glint, gleam, flare, shine, dance, gutter
twinkle, sparkle, blink, wink, flash, scintillate, glisten, shimmer, glitter
rare coruscate, fulgurate, effulge
2‘his eyelids flickered in his sleep’
flutter, quiver, vibrate, tremble, wobble, shiver, shudder, spasm, jerk, twitch, bat, flap, wink, blink, open and shut
technical nictitate, nictate
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.