Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a gang of teenagers’
band, group, crowd, pack, horde, throng, mob, herd, swarm, multitude, mass, body, troop, drove, cluster
company, gathering, assemblage, assembly
informal posse, bunch, gaggle, load
2‘John was one of our gang’
circle, social circle, social set, group of friends, clique, in-crowd, coterie, lot, ring, clan, club, league, faction, cabal
fraternity, sorority, brotherhood, sisterhood
rare sodality, confraternity
3‘a work gang hammering cobbles into the highway’
squad, team, troop, shift, detachment, posse, troupe
‘they all ganged up to put me down’
conspire, cooperate, work together, act together, combine, join up, join forces, team up, club together, get together, unite, ally
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.