Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
swindler, cheat, fraud, fraudster, defrauder, confidence man
charlatan, mountebank, quack, impostor, sham
rogue, villain, scoundrel
deceiver, deluder, dissembler, hoodwinker, hoaxer
joker, practical joker
informal con man, con artist, sharp, phoney, flimflam man, flimflammer
British informal twister
North American informal grifter, bunco artist, gold brick, chiseller
Australian informal illywhacker, magsman, shicer
South African informal schlenter
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.