Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a fine spray of water’
shower, sprinkling, sprinkle, spritz, jet, mist, drizzle, droplets
2‘Mary took a perfume spray from her handbag’
atomizer, vaporizer, aerosol, sprinkler
1‘water was sprayed over the ground’
sprinkle, shower, spritz, spread in droplets, spatter
scatter, disperse, diffuse
2‘water sprayed into the air’
spout, jet, gush, spurt, shoot, squirt, stream
1‘a spray of honeysuckle’
sprig, small stem, twig, branch
2‘a small spray of yellow roses’
bouquet, bunch, posy, nosegay, corsage
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.