Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very important person.‘a party for 400 VIPs from the world of sports and showbiz’celebrity, famous person, very important person, personality, name, big name, famous name, household name, star, superstar, celebutante, leading light, mogul, giant, great, master, king, gurudignitary, luminary, worthy, grandee, lion, public figure, pillar of society, notable, notability, personage, panjandrumheavyweight, celeb, somebody, someone, bigwig, biggie, big shot, big noise, big gun, big cheese, big chief, nob, lady muck, lord muck, top brass, honcho, head honcho, top dog, supremo, megastar, heavy, fat catbig wheel, big kahuna, kahuna, top banana, big enchilada, macher, high muckamuck, high muckety-muckView synonyms
Vasoactive intestinal polypeptide (or peptide), a substance that acts as a neurotransmitter, especially in the brain and gastrointestinal tract.
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.