Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a bill to abolish the council tax’
put an end to, do away with, get rid of, scrap, end, stop, terminate, eradicate, eliminate, exterminate, destroy, annihilate, stamp out, obliterate, wipe out, extinguish, quash, expunge, extirpate
annul, cancel, invalidate, nullify, void, dissolve, erase, delete
rescind, repeal, revoke, overturn
discontinue, remove, withdraw, retract, countermand, excise, drop, jettison, vitiate, abrogate
informal axe, ditch, junk, scrub, dump, chop, give something the chop, knock something on the head
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.