Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The action of replacing someone or something with another person or thing:‘the substitution of rail services with buses’[count noun] ‘a tactical substitution’
exchange, change, interchangereplacement, replacing, swapping, switchingswap, switch, trade-off, bartertradeView synonyms
- ‘Think of what the country could have been spared had that substitution not taken place.’
- ‘Those who do not speak an Indian language may not be blamed for this arbitrary vowel substitution.’
- ‘In an act of substitution he replaces barren dryness with his fertile fluidity.’
- ‘The principle is to consider the field of rivalry in terms of the potential for substitution in the long term.’
- ‘We are fast abandoning our cultural and religious values in substitution for western ideals.’
- ‘He rejects penal substitution because he thinks that God is love, and a loving God would never seek retribution.’
- ‘However, that substitution was no reflection on the efforts of Preston who had been having a steady game.’
- ‘There are concerns about bench-marking and substitution and a whole lot of issues.’
- ‘Crop substitution and improved market access are essential in the next few years.’
- ‘The adoption of class and therapeutic substitution are customer responses to poor perceived value.’
- ‘A jar of dried basil or even a basil plant would be a more appropriate substitution than coriander.’
- ‘It is too late for crop substitution with this one because they are about to harvest it.’
- ‘There is no other member of the club who can currently replace him, and that showed after his substitution.’
- ‘At the same time, he raises the issue of substitution and exchange in a social and economic sphere.’
- ‘The substitution of one person for another ranges from the literal to the abstract.’
- ‘He argues that this disjuncture comes from time's infinite capacity for substitution.’
- ‘He made the type of telling substitution that he has employed to effect.’
- ‘The Attorney General opposed the motion for substitution on procedural grounds.’
- ‘If substitution is called for, then we should face up to that, and not pretend that we are delivering the original thing.’
- ‘The substitution of an allegedly objective, measurable indicator can be appealing.’
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.