Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his father is shut up in a madhouse’
mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, asylum
informal nuthouse, funny farm, loony bin
dated lunatic asylum
2‘the place was a total madhouse’
bedlam, mayhem, babel, chaos, pandemonium, uproar, turmoil, wild disarray, scene of confusion, disorder, hurly-burly, tumult, jumble, pell-mell, hullabaloo, hubbub, whirlwind, maelstrom, madness, all hell broken loose
North American three-ring circus
British informal car crash
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.