Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
phallus, sex, erection
North American informal pee-pee
Irish informal mickey
humorous lunch box
vulgar slang cock, dick, prick, knob, chopper, tool, equipment, dipstick, ding-a-ling, dong, shaft, ramrod, root, boner, length, meat, pudding, pego, John Thomas, Johnson, machine, manhood, thing, winkle, middle leg, third leg, old man, joystick, pencil, pisser, prong, putz, rig, rod, Roger, stalk, stiffy, tonk, tube, weapon, yard
British vulgar slang willy, horn, how's your father, peter, plonker, todger
Irish vulgar slang langer
North American vulgar slang dork, pecker, weenie, wiener, schlong, whang, whanger
technical intromittent organ
archaic membrum virile, virile member, nerve, person, propagator, tarse, verge, pizzle
archaic, vulgar slang loom, needle, pillicock, pintle, runnion
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.