Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the programme has been impeded by several problems’
hinder, obstruct, hamper, handicap, hold back, hold up, delay, interfere with, disrupt, retard, slow, slow down, brake, put a brake on, restrain, fetter, shackle, hamstring, cramp, cripple
block, check, bar, curb, stop, thwart, frustrate, baulk, foil, derail, stand in the way of
informal stymie, foul up, screw up
British informal scupper, throw a spanner in the works of
North American informal bork, throw a monkey wrench in the works of
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.