Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the sparrows fly pell-mell up the hedgerow’
helter-skelter, headlong, hotfoot, post-haste, hurriedly, hastily
wildly, impetuously, recklessly, rashly, precipitately, impulsively
informal slap bang
2‘the words slipped pell-mell into one another’
in disorder, in confusion, in a jumble, in a muddle, in disarray, in a disorganized manner, untidily, in a mess, in a heap, anyhow
informal all over the place, every which way
British informal all over the shop, shambolically
North American informal all over the map, all over the lot
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.