Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he has only been able to provide the police with sketchy details of the youths’
incomplete, inadequate, limited, patchy, scrappy, bitty, fragmentary, rudimentary
superficial, cursory, perfunctory, slight, scanty, skimpy, meagre, insufficient
vague, imprecise, fuzzy
hurried, hasty, provisional
informal on the back of an envelope
detailed, exhaustive, full
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.