Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Doyle trotted across the patio and into the house’
run, jog, jogtrot, dogtrot, lope
scamper, scuttle, scurry, bustle
‘he trotted out the official Downing Street line’
recite, repeat, reiterate, restate, regurgitate, churn out
come out with, produce
‘they lost seven matches on the trot’
in succession, one after the other, in a row, consecutively, successively, in sequence, one behind the other
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.