Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
cord, cable, line, strand, hawser
1‘his feet were roped together’
tie, bind, lash, truss, pinion
secure, moor, fasten, make fast, attach
hitch, tether, lasso
know what to do, know the procedure, know the routine, know one's way around, know one's stuff, know what's what, understand the set-up, be experienced, be an old hand, know all the ins and outs
know the drill, know the score
be a beginner
‘they tried to rope me into helping out’
persuade into, persuade to, talk into, inveigle into
drag in, drag into
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.