Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
private investigator, detective, operative
British enquiry agent
informal private eye, PI, sleuth, snoop
North American informal private dick, peeper, shamus, gumshoe
informal, dated hawkshaw, sherlock
North American dated Pinkerton
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.