Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Katy twirled in front of the mirror’
pirouette, whirl, wheel, gyrate, pivot, swivel
twist, revolve, rotate
2‘absent-mindedly, Sybil twirled a strand of hair round her fingers’
wind, twist, coil, curl, wrap
1‘she did a quick twirl in the middle of the room’
pirouette, spin, whirl, turn
twist, rotation, revolution, gyration
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.