Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he undid the thick leather straps’
thong, tie, cord, band, belt, tape
1‘a leather bag was strapped on to the bicycle frame’
fasten, secure, tie, bind, make fast, lash
2‘the goalkeeper's knee was strapped up’
3‘his father had strapped him’
beat, flog, whip, leather, belt, thrash, lash, horsewhip, birch, cane, strike, hit, clout
informal wallop, whack, tan someone's hide, give someone a hiding, give someone a good hiding, beat the living daylights out of, lather, larrup
North American informal whale
archaic stripe, thong
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.