Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the bodies were mangled beyond recognition’
mutilate, maim, disfigure, damage, injure, crush, crumple
hack, cut about, lacerate, tear apart, rend, chop, chop up, butcher, deform, maul, wreck
2‘he's mangling the English language’
spoil, ruin, mar, mutilate, bungle, mess up, make a mess of, wreck
informal murder, make a hash of, muck up, screw up, butcher
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.