Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he remained calm despite severe provocation’
goading, prodding, egging on, incitement, rousing, stirring, stimulation, prompting, inducement, encouragement, urging, inspiration, stimulus, pressure
annoyance, irritation, nettling, agitation, vexation, being rubbed up the wrong way
harassment, plaguing, molestation
teasing, taunting, torment
informal hassle, aggravation
2‘without provocation, Jones punched Mr Cartwright’
justification, excuse, pretext, occasion, call, motivation, motive, cause, grounds, reason, purpose, need
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.