Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they walked across the springy turf’
grass, lawn, sod
literary sward, greensward
2the turf‘they are both devotees of the turf’
horse racing, racing, the racing world
3‘the vice president was keen to protect his own turf’
area of influence, sphere of influence, area of activity, sphere of activity, territory, domain, province, preserve
stamping ground, home ground
British informal patch, manor
1‘the front and rear lawns have been turfed’
grass over, lay grass on
‘he was turfed out of office after 15 years’
throw out, remove, eject, expel, turn out, fling out, force out, drive out, evict, dislodge, oust
chuck out, kick out, send packing, boot out, defenestrate, give someone the boot, give someone their marching orders, throw someone out on their ear, show someone the door, sack, fire, give someone the push, give someone the heave-ho, give someone the old heave-ho
give someone the bum's rush
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.