Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she hauled the laden basket up the slope’
drag, pull, tug, heave, hump, trail, draw, tow, manhandle
North American informal schlep
2‘a contract to haul coal over a five-year period’
transport, convey, cart, carry, ship, ferry, move, shift, take
1‘the thieves were forced to abandon their haul’
booty, loot, plunder
spoils, stolen goods, gains, ill-gotten gains
informal swag, the goods, hot goods, boodle
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.