Stephen Tuohy

Stephen Tuohy is an OUP Marketing Executive.

Articles by Stephen Tuohy


The language of Prohibition-era gangsters: knowing your goons from your gumshoes

Although this blog has already covered a number of the interesting words and phrases associated with the speakeasies of 1920s and early 1930s America, the period still has a number of gems. As today marks the anniversary of the conviction of notorious Chicago-based gangster Al ‘Scarface’ Capone, what better reason to revisit some of the […]


Ay caramba! A look at some of the language of The Simpsons

19 April marks the anniversary of the first airing of The Simpsons on American television – on the Tracey Ullman Show in 1987. Not the first episode mind, that wouldn’t appear until 1989. Fans of the show, of which there are many, might be dismayed to know that there are only 3 quotations from the […]