Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the English were almost outmanoeuvred by the French army’
outflank, circumvent, bypass, shake off, throw off, get around
2‘he hoped to outmanoeuvre his critics’
outwit, outsmart, out-think, outplay, be cleverer than, steal a march on, trick, make a fool of, get the better of
informal outfox, pull a fast one on, put one over on, make rings round, run rings round
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.