Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Accustom (someone) to something again.‘a routine to reaccustom the disabled person to the demands of a normal working day’
- ‘One of the things that some players may need to get used to (or possibly reaccustomed to) is the Metal Gear control scheme.’
- ‘Now I just have to get my eyes reaccustomed to my contacts and then I'll be all set.’
- ‘Blinking to reaccustom herself to the darkness, Lexa already had her hands over her ears when the deafening blast of thunder reached her.’
- ‘He hasn't played in the majors since May 2002 and has to get reaccustomed to big-league pitching.’
- ‘It took about an hour to match velocities with the orbiting UFO, ample time for Erin to reaccustom himself to zero-G maneuvering.’
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.