Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘without warning his right hand swiped at her mouth’
strike, swing, hit, slap, cuff, lash out
belt, wallop, sock, biff, clout
2‘they're always swiping sweets from the other kids’
steal, thieve, take, pilfer, purloin, snatch, help oneself to, appropriate, abstract, shoplift
filch, lift, snaffle, rob, nab
British nick, pinch, whip, half-inch, blag
North American glom
1‘she took a playful swipe at his face’
strike, stroke, swing, hit, slap, brush, cuff, clip
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.