Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they took off after him, caught him, and gave him a hiding’
beating, battering, thrashing, thumping, pounding, pummelling, drubbing, slapping, smacking, spanking, hammering, cuffing, thwacking, mauling, pelting
flogging, flaying, whipping, caning, lashing, cudgelling, clubbing, birching
licking, belting, bashing, pasting, lathering, larruping, walloping, whacking, clobbering, tanning, biffing, bopping, horsewhipping
North American whaling
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.