Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the photographs were stuck down with gum’
glue, adhesive, fixative, paste, cement, resin, epoxy resin, superglue
North American mucilage
North American informal stickum
1‘the receipts were gummed into a special book’
stick, glue, paste, cement
fix, affix, attach, fasten, post
1‘check the valves to make sure that they don't get gummed up’
stop up, dam up, plug, congest, jam, obstruct, occlude, close
bung up, gunge up
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.