Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Beth, who used to be such a sourpuss, made a very funny card for my birthday’
misery, mope, dog in the manger, damper, dampener, spoilsport, pessimist, prophet of doom
shrew, curmudgeon, discontent, complainer, grumbler, moaner, fault-finder, carper
North American crank
crosspatch, grouch, grump, virago, grouser, whinger, wet blanket, party pooper, doom merchant
North American kvetch
rare jade, melancholiac
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.