Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a snooper employed by her ex-husband's lawyer’
eavesdropper, pryer, interferer, meddler, busybody
investigator, detective, private detective, private investigator, operative
British enquiry agent
informal snoop, nosy parker, Paul Pry, private eye, PI, sleuth
North American informal private dick, peeper, shamus, gumshoe
NZ Australian informal stickybeak
informal, dated hawkshaw, sherlock
North American dated Pinkerton
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.