Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Benjamin tugged at her sleeve’
tweak, twitch, jerk, wrench, wrest
grab, clutch, catch hold of
2‘she tugged him towards the door’
drag, pull, draw, haul, heave, tow, trail
1‘the ropes still held but one good tug would do it’
pull, jerk, wrench, heave
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.