Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘pirates boarded the ship’
historical buccaneer, privateer
archaic corsair, rover, sea rover
rare picaroon, filibuster, sea thief, sea robber, water thief, sea wolf, sea rat, water rat, marooner
copyright infringer, plagiarist, plagiarizer
1‘designers may pirate good ideas’
reproduce illegally, infringe the copyright of, copy illegally, plagiarize, poach, steal, appropriate, bootleg
informal crib, lift, rip off
British informal nick, pinch
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.