Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the stalk of a plant’
stem, shoot, trunk, stock, cane, bine, bent, haulm, straw, reed
branch, bough, twig
technical pedicel, peduncle, petiole, phyllode, scape, seta, stipe, caudex, axis
1‘he noticed a stoat stalking a rabbit’
creep up on, trail, follow, shadow, track down, go after, be after, dog, hound, course, hunt, pursue, chase, give chase to, run after
2‘without another word she turned and stalked out’
strut, stride, march, flounce, storm, stomp, sweep, swagger, prance
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.