Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an inflammatory lung condition’
causing inflammation, causing swelling
2‘a play containing inflammatory material’
provocative, provoking, inflaming, incendiary, inciting, agitating, stirring, rousing, instigative, fomenting
like a red rag to a bull
rabble-rousing, demagogic, hate-mongering, seditious, mutinous, revolutionary, rebellious, insurgent, anarchic
fiery, passionate, emotional, emotive
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.