Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An undercurrent:figurative ‘questions like these made an underswell in my thoughts’
undertow, underflow, underswell, underdrift, understream, undertide, underrunView synonyms
- ‘While this consensus was emerging at the top, there was a developing underswell of protest in the police rank and file.’
- ‘He also questioned why, given the undeniable achievements of the past 10 years, there was an underswell of dissatisfaction.’
- ‘Well, that's all very well, but in my travels I've detected an underswell of opinion that is clearly in favour of keeping the preacher in an elevated box where we can all see what they are up to.’
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.