Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was spanked for spilling ink on the carpet’
smack, slap, slipper, put someone over one's knee, thrash, cane, belt, leather, cuff
informal wallop, whack, lather, give someone a hiding, give someone a hot bottom, warm someone's bottom, give someone a licking
Northern English Scottish skelp
dated tan, tan someone's hide, whip someone's hide
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.