Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a few dark clouds scudded across the sky’
speed, race, sail, streak, shoot, sweep, skim, whip, whizz, whoosh, buzz, zoom, flash, blast, career
hare, fly, wing, kite, skite, scurry, flit, scutter, hurry, hasten, rush
informal belt, scoot, scorch, tear, zap, zip
British informal bomb, bucket, shift
North American informal boogie, hightail, clip
North American vulgar slang drag ass, haul ass, tear ass
informal, dated cut along
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.