Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
coward, namby-pamby, milksop, Milquetoast, mouse, weakling
drip, sissy, weed, doormat, wuss, pansy, jellyfish, crybaby, scaredy-cat, chicken
British wet, mummy's boy, big girl's blouse, jessie, chinless wonder, cream puff, yellow-belly
North American candy-ass, cupcake, pantywaist, nebbish, pussy
NZ Australian sook
South African moffie
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.