Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they handcuffed the prisoner to a warder’
manacle, fetter, shackle
restrain, secure, put handcuffs on, put someone in irons, clap someone in irons, put someone in chains
rare enfetter, gyve
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.