Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
sestet, sestina, senarius, sixain
‘he was at sixes and sevens about how to describe what was going on in education’
chaotic, disorganized, disordered, disorderly, untidy, messy, jumbled, muddled, confused, unsystematic, irregular, cluttered, littered
out of order, out of place, in disarray, in a mess, in a jumble, in a muddle, upside-down, higgledy-piggledy, haywire, haphazard
all over the place, like a bomb's hit it
shambolic, all over the shop
all over the map, all over the lot
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.