Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In exactly the same or, when translated, exactly equivalent words.
verbatim, literal, exact, direct, precise, accurate, faithful, strict, undeviatingverbatim, line for line, letter for letter, to the letterView synonyms
- ‘I wish I could translate the song for you guys word for word, but it would take too much time.’
- ‘Every child in the land knew it word for word by the following Monday.’
- ‘It is the same thing you put in your complaint, word for word almost.’
- ‘This is a text message I received the other day from him - word for word.’
- ‘Anyway here is the URL for the article: and this is where he stole it from, word for word.’
- ‘Its editor apologised profusely and told us it is not their policy to lift stories word for word and it wouldn't happen again.’
- ‘Students, at their examinations, had to reproduce their teachers' lessons word for word.’
- ‘Sign language is visual, and isn't always translated word for word into English.’
- ‘We watch episodes over and over again… We know them word for word.’
- ‘The following is a transcript, nearly word for word, of a tape recording I made earlier tonight.’
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.