Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Relating to or causing decay:‘they were killed by the putrefactive bacteria’
rotten, off, decayed, decomposed, decomposing, putrid, putrefied, putrescent, mouldy, moulderingView synonyms
- ‘Lactic acid-producing bacteria were thought to inhibit the growth of putrefactive bacteria in the intestines.’
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.