Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A person who acts as a mediator between two disputing people or groups.‘he was seen as a conciliator, who would heal divisions in the party’
peacemaker, mediator, negotiator, go-between, middleman, intermediary, moderator, broker, honest broker, intervenor, interceder, intercessor, reconciler, pacifier, appeaserView synonyms
- ‘They stressed that women are natural mediators and conciliators and, indeed, they must play that role because armed conflicts now impact women the most.’
- ‘First, the PCC prefers to act as a conciliator rather than a judge.’
- ‘In Victoria, the battle pitted Turner, the working-class warrior, versus Beresford, the middle-class conciliator.’
- ‘I think Powell is a better mediator, conciliator.’
- ‘It was a request for the adjudicator to take on another role, as conciliator or mediator to help the parties reach a settlement.’
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.