Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘we were still finding interesting pieces of flotsam on the beach’
wreckage, lost cargo, floating remains
2‘the room was cleared of boxes and other flotsam’
rubbish, debris, detritus, waste, waste matter, discarded matter, dross, refuse, remains, scrap, lumber, odds and ends
North American trash, garbage
NZ Australian mullock
informal dreck, junk
British informal grot, gash
vulgar slang shit, crap
rare draff, raffle, raff, cultch, orts
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.