Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the crowd lingered for a long time, until it was almost dark’
wait around, stay, remain, stay put, wait
loiter, dawdle, dally, take one's time, lag behind, straggle, dither, potter about, potter around, potter round, pause
procrastinate, stall, delay
informal dilly-dally, stick around, hang around, hang round, hang on, hang back
literary, archaic tarry
2‘the infection can linger for many years’
persist, continue, remain, stay
be protracted, endure, carry on, last, keep on, keep up, hold
informal hang around, hang round
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.