Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the editor reserves the right to abridge letters to fit the space available’
shorten, cut, cut down, cut short, curtail, truncate, lessen, trim, crop, clip, pare down, prune
abbreviate, condense, contract, compress, reduce, decrease, diminish, shrink
summarize, give a summary of, sum up, abstract, give an abstract of, precis, give a precis of, synopsize, give a synopsis of, digest, give a digest of, outline, give an outline of, sketch, put in a nutshell, edit
lengthen, expand on, pad out
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.