Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she tottered off on her four-inch heels’
teeter, walk unsteadily, stagger, wobble, stumble, dodder, shuffle, shamble, falter, reel, toddle, hobble, sway, roll, lurch
2‘the foundations began to heave and totter’
shake, sway, tremble, quiver, teeter, shudder, judder, rock, quake, reel, lurch
3‘the Habsburg Empire was tottering’
be unstable, be unsteady, be shaky, be insecure, be precarious, be on the point of collapse, falter
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.