Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a mop and bucket’
sponge, swab, squeegee
2‘her tousled mop of hair’
shock, mane, thatch, tangle, mass, mat
1‘a man was mopping the floor’
wash, clean, wipe, swab, sponge, squeegee
1‘I mopped up the spilt coffee’
wipe up, clean up, soak up, absorb, sop up, sponge up
2‘troops mopped up the last pockets of resistance’
finish off, deal with, make an end of, dispose of, account for, take care of, clear up, eliminate, dispatch
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.