Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
courage, courageousness, pluck, pluckiness, braveness, valour, fearlessness, intrepidity, intrepidness, nerve, daring, audacity, boldness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, stout-heartedness, manfulness, heroism, gallantryView synonyms
- ‘He was not only a very dexterous thief, but was notorious for his boldness and hardihood, and for the number of his previous convictions.’
- ‘Few nations have ever existed, who have evinced more indomitable courage or hardihood, or shown more devotion to the spirit of independence than the Iroquois.’
- ‘Americanism means the virtues of courage, honor, justice, truth, sincerity and hardihood - the virtues that made America.’
- ‘Similarly, this finding leaves open the possibility that female characters expressed heroism in ways not entailing physical hardihood or risk.’
- ‘And be it known to you, that no man there was of such hardihood but his flesh trembled: and it was no wonder, for never was so great an enterprise undertaken by any people since the creation of the world.’
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.