Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘you need to use a fine yarn’
thread, cotton, wool, fibre, filament, strand
cord, twine, string, line
2‘he told a rather tedious yarn about two Italian peasants’
story, tale, anecdote, fable, parable, traveller's tale, fairy story, rigmarole, saga, sketch, narrative, reminiscence, account, report, history
informal tall tale, tall story, cock and bull story, shaggy-dog story, spiel
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.