Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the whole place reeked of cheap perfume’
stink, smell, smell bad, smell disgusting, give off a bad smell, smell to high heaven, stink to high heaven
1‘the reek of cattle dung’
stink, bad smell, foul smell, stench, taint, effluvium
British informal niff, pong, whiff, hum
Scottish informal guff
North American informal, dated funk
rare miasma, mephitis, malodour, fetor
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.