Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
robber, burglar, housebreaker, cat burglar, shoplifter, pickpocket, sneak thief, mugger, larcenist, stealer, pilferer, poacher
raider, looter, plunderer, pillager, marauder
bandit, brigand, pirate, highwayman
informal crook, cracksman, steamer
North American informal yegg, second-story man, second-story worker
West Indian informal tief
British rhyming slang tea leaf
archaic cutpurse, pickpurse, footpad, lurcher
rare peculator, defalcator
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.