Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I hate to see a young man throwing his life away’
junior, adolescent, teenage, teenaged
immature, childlike, babyish, boyish, girlish
in the springtime of life, in one's salad days
old, elderly, mature
2‘a very agreeable young wine’
new, recent, fresh, immature, undeveloped, developing, in the making, in its infancy
1‘female flycatchers usually raise five or six young’
offspring, progeny, family, children, issue, little ones, youngsters, babies
sons, daughters, heirs, descendants, successors, scions
informal kids, kiddies, nippers, tots, tinies
British informal sprogs
North American informal rug rats
NZ Australian informal ankle-biters
literary babes, the fruit of one's loins
young people, youths, children, boys and girls, youngsters, young ones, the younger generation, the next generation, juveniles, minors, schoolboys, schoolgirls, whippersnappers, striplings
informal kids, kiddies, young 'uns, lads, lasses
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.