Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a plateful of tasteless pap’
soft food, mush, semi-liquid food, baby food, slop, slush, swill, pulp, purée, mash, paste
informal goo, gloop, gook
North American informal glop
2‘an aspiring writer sees his profound drama turned into commercial pap by Hollywood’
trivia, pulp, pulp fiction, rubbish, trash, nonsense, froth
informal dreck, drivel, twaddle, rot
rare pabulum, pablum
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.