Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A clever or witty person.‘some bright spark in the agency came up with the idea of rippling silk with a cut in it’
intelligent person, learned person, highbrow, academic, bookworm, bookish person, man of letters, woman of letters, bluestocking, thinker, brain, scholar, sageView synonyms
- ‘We'll never even find out who the bright spark was who made this terrific decision.’
- ‘But you may ask - or some bright spark of a child may ask for you - why?’
- ‘What a pity the bright sparks who made Kind Hearts and Coronets are all dead!’
- ‘Also this week, some bright sparks in the auto industry suggested it would be useful to network our cars.’
- ‘There are many bright sparks out there, and l trust they are not put off by your ramblings.’
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.