Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it does niggle me that we cannot play whenever and wherever we like’
irritate, annoy, worry, trouble, bother, provoke, exasperate, upset, gall, irk, rankle with
informal rile, get up someone's nose, hack off, get, get to, bug
2‘he niggles on about the unemployed’
complain, object, moan, fuss, nag, carp, cavil, find fault, grumble, grouse
1‘there were niggles about the lack of trim and equipment on some diesel cars’
minor criticism, quibble, trivial objection, trivial complaint, adverse comment, moan, grumble, grouse, cavil
informal gripe, beef, grouch, nitpicking
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.