Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the weeds began to sprout’
germinate, put forth shoots, bud
rare burgeon, vegetate, pullulate
2‘many black cats sprout a few white hairs’
send forth, put forth
3‘crocuses sprouted up from the grass’
spring up, shoot up, come up, grow, burgeon, develop, appear, mushroom, proliferate
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.