Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
pass water, go to the loo, go to the toilet, go to the lavatory, relieve oneself
wet one's bed, wet one's pants, wet oneself
cock its leg, lift its leg
informal go, do it, spend a penny, have a leak, take a leak, shake hands with an old friend, answer the call of nature, pee, pee oneself, pee one's pants, piddle, have a piddle, widdle, have a widdle, tinkle, have a tinkle
British informal wee, have a wee, wee-wee, have a Jimmy, have a Jimmy Riddle, have a slash, have a wazz
North American informal whizz, take a whizz
vulgar slang piss, have a piss
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.