Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he nudged Ben in the ribs’
poke, elbow, dig, prod, jog, jab, butt
2‘the canoe nudged a bank of reeds’
touch, run into
3‘enthusiastic reviewers have been known to nudge recalcitrant publishers into action’
prompt, encourage, coax, stimulate, prod, jog
4‘unemployment was nudging 3 million’
approach, come close to, get close to, be verging on, border on, near
1‘Maggie gave him a nudge’
poke, dig in the ribs, dig, prod, jog, jab, butt, push
2‘after a little nudge from me, she remembered Lilian’
reminder, prompt, prompting, push, prod, encouragement
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.