Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘keys jangled at his waist’
clank, clink, jingle, tinkle, ding, ping, clang, clash, clatter, rattle, vibrate, ring, chime
2‘the sound of merriment jangled her nerves’
grate on, jar on, irritate, disturb, assault, fray, rasp, put on edge, set on edge, shred, rub raw, test, rattle, stretch tight, wreak havoc on
informal get on
1‘the jangle of his chains and bells’
clank, clanking, clink, clinking, chink, chinking, jangling, jingle, jingling, clash, clashing, clang, clanging, rattle, rattling, clangour
cacophony, din, racket, noise, discord, dissonance, discordance, caterwauling, raucousness, stridency, stridor
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.