Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a story based only on hearsay’
rumour, gossip, tittle-tattle, tattle, idle chatter, idle talk, mere talk, report
stories, tales, titbits
bavardage, on dit
West Indian labrish, shu-shu
informal buzz, the grapevine
British informal goss
North American informal scuttlebutt
NZ Australian informal furphy
South African informal skinder
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.