Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his body twitched and then lay still’
jerk, move convulsively, move spasmodically, spasm, convulse, flutter, quiver, tremble, shiver, quaver, shudder
2‘he twitched the note out of Ellie's hand’
snatch, pluck, pull, tug, tweak
1‘an involuntary twitch of her lips’
spasm, convulsive movement, convulsion, jerk, flutter, quiver, tremor, shiver, shudder
2‘he gave a twitch at his moustache’
pull, tug, tweak
3‘he felt a twitch of annoyance’
twinge, dart, stab, prick
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.