Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a small amount of impure gold’
adulterated, mixed, combined, blended, alloyed
debased, degraded, defiled
2‘the water was impure’
contaminated, polluted, tainted, infected, sullied, defiled, unwholesome, poisoned
dirty, filthy, unclean, foul
unhygienic, unsanitary, insanitary
3‘they cleared their minds of any impure notions’
immoral, corrupt, sinful, wrongful, wicked, dishonourable
depraved, degenerate, debauched, dissolute
unchaste, lustful, lecherous, lewd, lascivious, prurient, obscene, dirty, indecent, unclean, wanton, ribald, risqué, smutty, improper, crude, vulgar, coarse, gross, pornographic
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.