Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘make a loop in the twine’
coil, hoop, ring, circle, noose, oval, spiral, curl, twirl, whorl, twist, hook, zigzag, helix, convolution, incurvation
2‘the flex has a loop in it’
bend, curve, kink, arc
1‘loop a heavy rope around its hind legs’
coil, wind, twist, snake, wreathe, spiral, form a hoop with, form hoops with, make a circle with, make circles with, bend into spirals, bend into whorls
2‘the driveway looped around the house’
wind, curve, bend, twist, turn, snake, meander, coil, spiral, corkscrew
encircle, form a ring round, surround, encompass
3‘he took two cables and looped them together’
fasten, tie, join, connect, knot, bind, secure, tether, lash, leash
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.