Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
soporific drug, opiate, sleeping pill, soporific
painkiller, pain reliever, analgesic, anodyne, palliative, anaesthetic
dated sleeping draught
rare stupefacient, stupefactive
soporific, sleep-inducing, opiate, hypnotic
painkilling, pain-relieving, analgesic, anodyne, anaesthetic, stupefying, numbing, dulling, tranquillizing, sedative, calming
rare stupefacient, stuporific, stupefactive
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.