Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Tory MPs dismissed Labour's claims as poppycock’
nonsense, rubbish, garbage, claptrap, balderdash, blather, blether, moonshine
rot, tripe, hogwash, baloney, drivel, bilge, bosh, bull, bunk, guff, eyewash, piffle, phooey, hooey, malarkey, twaddle, dribble
British cobblers, codswallop, stuff and nonsense, tosh, cack
Northern English Scottish havers
North American flapdoodle, blathers, applesauce, wack, bushwa
North American vulgar slang crapola
dated bunkum, tommyrot, cod, gammon, toffee
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.