Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a shady corner of the garden’
shaded, shadowy, dark, dim, sunless
sheltered, screened, covered, protected, shrouded
literary bosky, bowery, tenebrous
rare umbrageous, umbriferous, Cimmerian
suspicious, suspect, questionable, dubious, doubtful, of dubious character, disreputable, untrustworthy, dishonest, dishonourable, devious, slippery, tricky, underhand, unscrupulous, irregular, potentially illegal, unethical
North American snide
informal shifty, fishy, murky
British informal dodgy
NZ Australian informal shonky
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.