Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘where the road forks, bear left’
branch, split, divide, subdivide, separate, part, diverge, go in different directions, go separate ways, bifurcate, split in two
technical furcate, divaricate, ramify
‘to enjoy those benefits, you will have to fork out twelve pounds a month’
pay, pay up, pay out
come up with, hand over, part with, defray the cost of
foot the bill, settle up
cough up, shell out, dish out, lay out, come across with
make with, ante up, pony up
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.