Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘you don't actually believe this piffle, do you?’
nonsense, rubbish, garbage, claptrap, balderdash, blather, blether, moonshine
rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, poppycock, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribble
British cobblers, codswallop, stuff and nonsense, tosh, cack
Northern English Scottish havers
North American flapdoodle, blathers, applesauce, wack, bushwa
dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon, toffee
vulgar slang bullshit, crap, balls
British vulgar slang bollocks
NZ Australian vulgar slang bulldust
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.