Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘young Lewis seemed remarkably nonplussed by the whole affair’
surprise, stun, dumbfound, confound, astound, astonish, amaze, take aback, disconcert, stop someone in their tracks, throw, catch off balance, throw off balance
puzzle, perplex, baffle, mystify, confuse, bemuse, bewilder
informal faze, flummox, floor, flabbergast, discombobulate, stump, bamboozle, fox
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.