Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Iris was depicted as a nymph with golden winged sandals’
sprite, sylph, wood nymph, water nymph
2‘a skinny nymph with deep-brown eyes’
girl, belle, maiden, maid, nymphet, sylph
young woman, young lady
Northern English Scottish lass, lassie
British dated rosebud
literary maid, maiden, damsel
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.