Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the yokels drank cider and pronounced it ‘zyder’’
bumpkin, country bumpkin, country cousin, rustic, countryman, countrywoman, country dweller, daughter of the soil, son of the soil, peasant, provincial, oaf, lout, boor, barbarian
contadino, contadina, paisano
informal clod, clodhopper, yahoo, yob, yobbo
Irish informal culchie, bogman
North American informal hayseed, hillbilly, hick, rube, schlub
Australian informal bushy
archaic carl, churl, hind, kern
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.