Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Difficult or annoying; hard to endure.‘it had been a very trying day’
stressful, difficult, taxing, demanding, tough, hard, heavyannoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriatingView synonyms
- ‘This week he said he was beginning to renew his love of the game after the trying period he has endured.’
- ‘Seriously though, can anyone this side of the Orion belt say they did not expect a difficult and trying season?’
- ‘Singaporeans are going through difficult and trying times in varying ways.’
- ‘A trying, testing, history lesson maybe - but one that yields an abundance of rewards.’
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.