Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Sam was a parasite with no interest in anything but drink and gambling’
hanger-on, cadger, leech, passenger, drone
informal bloodsucker, sponger, sponge, scrounger, freeloader
British informal ligger
North American informal moocher, mooch
NZ Australian informal bludger
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.