Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Inspector Cotton and his minion Sergeant Mack’
underling, henchman, flunkey, lackey, hanger-on, follower, camp follower, servant, hireling, vassal, stooge, creature, toady, sycophant, flatterer, fawner, lickspittle, myrmidon
informal yes-man, bootlicker
British informal poodle, dogsbody
North American informal gofer, suck-up, brown-nose
Indian informal chamcha
British vulgar slang arse-licker, bum-sucker
North American vulgar slang ass-kisser
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.