Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the stuffing is coming out of the armchair’
padding, wadding, lining, filling, quilting, cushioning, upholstery, packing, filler
down, duck down, flock, kapok
2‘sage and onion stuffing’
filling, forcemeat, farce, salpicon
North American dressing
‘Mike's death knocked the stuffing out of me’
devastate, shatter, crush, shock, stun, distress, upset, traumatize
knock for six, knock sideways
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.