Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a boy was sponging down the Daimler's windows’
wash, clean, wipe, swab
mop, rinse, sluice, swill
‘she could not bear the thought of sponging on her parents’
scrounge from, scrounge off, live off, be a parasite on, impose on, beg from, borrow from, be dependent on
freeload on, cadge from, bum off
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.