Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was born with a significant visual handicap’
2‘this legislation is a handicap to the competitiveness of the industry’
impediment, hindrance, obstacle, barrier, bar, encumbrance
disadvantage, drawback, stumbling block, difficulty, shortcoming, obstruction, limitation, constraint, straitjacket, restriction, check, block, curb
ball and chain, albatross, millstone round someone's neck
1‘delivery of services has been handicapped by inadequate investment’
hamper, impede, hinder, impair, disadvantage, put at a disadvantage, hamstring, curtail
restrict, check, obstruct, block, curb, bridle, hold back, constrain, limit, encumber
North American informal bork
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.