Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he trod on someone's foot’
rhyming slang plates of meat
North American dogs
2‘a four-footed animal’
paw, forepaw, hind paw, hoof, trotter, pad
technical tarsus, ungula
rare slot, dewclaw
3‘she lived at the foot of the hill’
bottom, base, toe, edge, end, lowest part, lowest point, lower limits
‘ministers expected the taxpayer to foot the bill’
pay, pay up, pay out, pay the bill, settle up
bail someone out
pick up the tab, cough up, fork out, shell out, come across, chip in
ante up, pony up, pick up the check
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.