Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I find a zigzag stitch tends to pucker the fabric’
wrinkle, crinkle, cockle, crumple, rumple, ruck up, scrunch up, corrugate, ruffle, screw up, crease, shrivel, furrow, crimp, gather, draw, tuck, pleat
British rare ruckle
1‘cotton thread can produce a pucker in the sewing with shrinkage’
wrinkle, fold, crinkle, crumple, corrugation, furrow, line, gather, tuck, pleat
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.