Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they cast furtive glances at one another’
secretive, secret, surreptitious
sly, sneaky, wily, underhand, under the table
clandestine, hidden, covert, cloaked, conspiratorial, underground, cloak and dagger, hole and corner, hugger-mugger
stealthy, sneaking, skulking, slinking
sidelong, sideways, oblique, indirect
informal hush-hush, shifty
open, above board
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.