Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she plucked some leafy twigs from the bushes’
small branch, shoot, offshoot, stem, scion
rare branchlet, ramulus
1‘she finally twigged what I was driving at’
realize, understand, grasp, comprehend, take in, fathom, apprehend, perceive, see, recognize
see the light
latch on to, cotton on to, catch on to, tumble to, get, get wise to, get one's head around, wrap one's mind around, figure out, get a fix on, get the message, get the picture, have an aha moment
North American savvy
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.