Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she had been given absolution for her sins’
forgiveness, pardoning, exoneration, remission, dispensation, indulgence, purgation, clemency, mercy
pardon, reprieve, discharge, amnesty, delivery, acquittal, clearing
freedom, liberation, deliverance, release
condoning, vindication, exculpation
informal let-off, letting off
archaic shrift, shriving
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.