Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the smug faces of leeches feeding off the hard-working majority’
parasite, clinger, barnacle, bloodsucker, cadger, passenger, layabout
sycophant, toady, hanger-on, fawner, yes man
informal scrounger, sponger, freeloader, ligger, junketeer
North American informal mooch, moocher
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.