Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Soon; shortly.‘I'll see you anon’
soon, shortly, in a little while, in a short time, presently, before long, in the near futureView synonyms
- ‘By all accounts, women are also interested in playing and we'll be hearing more about that anon.’
- ‘That, as it turned out, was a fortunate confluence of events, of which more anon.’
- ‘More on that anon, no doubt, as I'm even more confused now.’
- ‘He was as much a part of the family as everyone else, though he did have a strained relationship with some of the extended family, more of which anon.’
- ‘Names of any additional sponsors coming on board will be added to the roll of honour anon.’
Old English on ān ‘into one’, on āne ‘in one’. The original sense was ‘in or into one state, course, etc.’, which developed into the temporal sense ‘at once’.
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.