Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1Aware of what is going on; well informed:‘they were au courant with the literary scene’up to date, up with, in touch, familiar, at home, acquainted, conversantabreast of, apprised of, in the know about, well informed about, knowledgeable about, well versed in, enlightened about, aware of, no stranger toau faitclued up about, genned up about, clued up on, well up on, plugged into, wise to, hip toswitched on todownView synonyms
- 1.1 Fashionable:‘frocks with au courant details like ruching and asymmetrical hemlines’
- 1.1 Fashionable:
Mid 18th century: from French, literally in the (regular) course.
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.