Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was panting and had a stitch’
sharp pain, stabbing pain, shooting pain, stab of pain, pang, twinge, spasm
1‘the seam on her skirt needs stitching’
sew, baste, tack, seam, hem
sew up, repair, mend, darn
‘I've been stitched up by the Richardson gang’
falsely incriminate, get someone into trouble
frame, set up
fit someone up, drop someone in it
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.