Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘in 1966 Vietnam was becoming an irritant to the Labour government’
annoyance, irritation, source of irritation, source of vexation, source of annoyance, thorn in someone's flesh, thorn in someone's side, pinprick, pest, bother, trial, torment, plague, inconvenience, nuisance, menace
informal aggravation, peeve, pet peeve, pain, pain in the neck, bind, bore, headache, hassle
Scottish informal nyaff, skelf
North American informal pain in the butt, nudnik, burr in someone's saddle, burr under someone's saddle
Australian informal fair cow
NZ Australian informal nark
British vulgar slang pain in the arse
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.