Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was absent through sickness’
illness, disease, disorder, ailment, complaint, affliction, infection, malady, infirmity, indisposition
informal lurgy, bug, virus
Australian informal wog
2‘a wave of sickness swept over her’
nausea, biliousness, queasiness
3‘he suffered sickness and diarrhoea for five days’
vomiting, retching, gagging, upset stomach, stomach upset
travel-sickness, seasickness, carsickness, airsickness, motion sickness, morning sickness, altitude sickness
informal throwing up, puking
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.