Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘by the time the imposture had been discovered the real prince had fled’
misrepresentation, pretence, deceit, deception, duping, cheating, trickery, artifice, subterfuge
hoax, trick, ruse, dodge, blind, wile
fraudulence, fraud, swindling
informal con, con trick, scam, sting, flimflam, kidology
British informal wheeze
Irish informal codology
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.