Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
abnormal fear, irrational fear, obsessive fear, fear, dread, horror, terror, dislike, hatred, loathing, detestation, distaste, aversion, antipathy, revulsion, repulsion
spectre, bugbear, bogey, nightmare, bête noire
complex, fixation, preoccupation, idée fixe, mania, neurosis, anxiety, obsession
informal thing, hang-up
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.