Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she started to grate the cheese’
shred, rub into pieces, pulverize, mince, grind, granulate, crush, crumble, mash, smash, fragment, macerate
2‘he gripped her so hard that her bones grated together’
rasp, scrape, jar, scratch, grind, rub, drag, grit
squeak, screech, creak
3‘the jingly tune grates slightly’
irritate, set someone's teeth on edge, jar
irk, exasperate, annoy, vex, nettle, peeve, rankle, anger, rub up the wrong way, chafe, fret, eat away at
informal get on someone's nerves, get under someone's skin, rile, aggravate, get someone's goat
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.