Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
simian, primate, ape
2‘where have you been, you little monkey!’
rascal, imp, wretch, mischief-maker, devil, rogue
informal scamp, scallywag, horror, tyke, monster
British informal perisher
North American informal varmint, hellion
informal, dated rip
British informal, dated pickle
archaic scapegrace, rapscallion
make someone look a fool, make someone look foolish, make a fool of, make a laughing stock of, ridicule, deride, make fun of, poke fun at
set someone up, play a trick on
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.