Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was rooted to the spot, torn by indecision’
indecisiveness, irresolution, irresoluteness, lack of resolution, hesitancy, hesitation, tentativeness
ambivalence, doubt, doubtfulness, unsureness, uncertainty
vacillation, equivocation, oscillation, wavering, teetering, fluctuation, faltering, second thoughts
delay, hanging back, waiting, shilly-shallying, dithering, stalling, temporizing, temporization
British havering, humming and hawing
informal dilly-dallying, blowing hot and cold, sitting on the fence
rare dubiety, incertitude, cunctation
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.