Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the abbreviation ‘mAh’ stands for milliamp hours’
shortened form, short form, contraction, elision, acronym, initialism, symbol, diminutive
2‘she felt a slight irritation at the abbreviation of her name’
shortening, reduction, cutting, cutting down, cutting short, contraction, condensation, compression, abridgement, truncation, clipping, cropping, paring down, pruning, shrinking, constricting, telescoping
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.