Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the grit from the paths got into her sandals’
gravel, pebbles, stones, shingle, sand, dust, dirt
2‘I'm very impressed by your grit’
courage, courageousness, bravery, pluck, mettle, mettlesomeness, backbone, spirit, strength of character, strength of will, moral fibre, steel, nerve, gameness, valour, fortitude, toughness, hardiness, resolve, determination, resolution
stamina, doggedness, tenacity, perseverance, endurance
gumption, guts, spunk
vulgar slang balls
1‘Gina gritted her teeth to keep her temper under control’
clench, clamp together, press together, shut tightly
grate, grind, gnash, scrape, rasp
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.