Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the church spire was blown down during a gale’
storm, tempest, squall, hurricane, tornado, cyclone, typhoon, whirlwind, superstorm
strong wind, high wind
North American windstorm
informal burster, buster
2‘she collapsed in gales of laughter’
outburst, burst, eruption, explosion, effusion, attack, fit, paroxysm
peal, howl, hoot, shriek, scream, shout, roar
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.