Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a tan waistcoat’
yellowish-brown, brownish-yellow, light brown, pale brown, tawny
1‘using a sunscreen means that you won't burn before you tan’
become suntanned, take a suntan, take a tan, brown, become brown, go brown, bronze
2‘if Mickey so much as touches a fishing net, I'll tan his hide’
thrash, beat, wallop, belt, strap, spank, whip, lash, leather, cane, flog, flail, flagellate, horsewhip, birch, switch, flay
give someone a hiding, lam, larrup
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.