Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they huddled together for warmth’
crowd, gather, throng, flock, herd, pile, bunch, cluster, collect, group, congregate
press, pack, squeeze, cram, jam
2‘he huddled beneath the sheets’
curl up, snuggle, cuddle, nestle, hunch up
North American snug down
1‘a huddle of passengers gathered round the information desk’
crowd, gathering, throng, flock, herd, swarm, press, pack
cluster, bunch, knot, band, collection, circle, small group, assemblage
2‘a huddle of barns and outbuildings’
collection, group, cluster, number, mass, selection, array
jumble, confusion, muddle, heap, tangle, mess
3‘each team went into a huddle and then wrote down its answer’
consultation, discussion, debate, talk, parley, meeting, conference
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.