Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I steered a zigzag course between the trees’
meandering, zigzagging, snaking, snaky, winding, wiggly, squiggly, crooked, tacking, twisting, twisty, full of twists and turns, curving, curvy, wavy, deviating, undulating, sinuous, serpentine, tortuous, irregular
technical sinuate, ogee
rare anfractuous, flexuous, meandrous, serpentiform
1‘a narrow path zigzagged steeply down from the house’
meander, snake, twist, twist and turn, tack, wind, weave, wander, wiggle, squiggle, undulate
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.