Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I came close to inflicting a serious injury on Frank’
administer to, deal out to, mete out to, serve out to, deliver to, apply to
lay, impose, exact, wreak
cause to, give to
2‘I had no desire to inflict an alcoholic parent on my children’
impose, force, press, thrust, foist
saddle someone with, land someone with, lumber someone with, burden someone with
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.