Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he wiped his hands on an oily rag’
piece of cloth, bit of cloth, fragment of cloth, scrap of cloth, cloth
North American informal schmatte
2rags‘a man dressed in rags’
tattered clothes, torn clothing, tatters, old clothes, cast-offs, hand-me-downs
1‘students caused a ninety-minute traffic jam during their rag week’
fundraising event, charity event, charitable event, collection
1‘the President is now ragged mercilessly on national television’
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.