Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was tall and fair with a ruddy complexion’
reddish, red, rosy, rosy-cheeked, pink, pinkish, roseate, rubicund
healthy-looking, glowing, fresh
rare erubescent, rubescent
2‘the ruddy glow of the low sun’
red, reddish, scarlet, vermilion, crimson, blood-red, rose-red, pink, roseate
3‘you ruddy idiot!’
complete, total, utter
damn, damned, blasted, blessed, flaming, confounded, blithering
flipping, blinking, blooming, bloody, bleeding, effing, chuffing
North American goddam, doggone
NZ Australian plurry
vulgar slang fucking, frigging
Irish vulgar slang fecking
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.