Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
gay, lesbian, sapphic, lesbigay
GLBT, gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered
rare homophile, Uranian
informal pink, lavender, camp, lezzy, les, lesbo, butch, dykey
derogatory, informal queer, limp-wristed, that way, swinging the other way, homo
British derogatory, informal bent, poofy
North American derogatory, informal fruity
gay, lesbian, gay person, lesbigay
rare invert, homophile, Uranian
informal queen, friend of Dorothy, dyke, les, lesbo, lezzie, butch, femme
derogatory, informal queer, homo, pansy, nancy, bumboy, nelly
British derogatory, informal poof, poofter, ponce, jessie, woofter, shirtlifter, bender
North American derogatory, informal cupcake, swish, twinkie
Australian informal wonk
South African derogatory, informal moffie
West Indian derogatory, informal batty boy, batty man
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.