Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Ginny took a fancy to my gardening shorts and snaffled them’
steal, thieve, rob, take, purloin, help oneself to, abscond with, run off with, carry off
pilfer, embezzle, misappropriate
walk away with, walk off with, run away with, run off with, swipe, nab, rip off, lift, liberate, filch, snitch
British nick, pinch, half-inch, whip, knock off, nobble, bone, scrump, blag
North American heist, glom
West Indian tief
archaic crib, hook
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.