Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a foreign tongue’
language, dialect, patois, vernacular, mother tongue, native tongue, jargon, argot, cant, pidgin, creole, lingua franca
informal lingo, patter
2‘when would she learn to censor her impetuous tongue?’
manner of speaking, way of speaking, manner of talking, way of talking, form of expression, mode of expression, choice of words, verbal expression
conversation, vocabulary, phraseology, style, parlance, speech
façon de parler
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.