Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the violence was caused by football hooligans’
hoodlum, thug, lout, delinquent, tearaway, vandal, ruffian, rowdy, troublemaker
NZ Australian larrikin
informal tough, rough, bruiser, roughneck
British informal yob, yobbo, bovver boy, lager lout, chav, hoodie
Northern English Scottish informal keelie, ned
NZ Australian informal roughie, hoon
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.