Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an academic institution’
educational, scholastic, instructional, pedagogical
school, college, collegiate, university
2‘he has a distinctly academic turn of mind’
scholarly, studious, literary, well read, intellectual, clever, erudite, learned, educated, cultured, bookish, highbrow, pedantic, donnish, cerebral, serious
3‘the debate has been largely academic’
theoretical, conceptual, notional, philosophical, unpragmatic, hypothetical, speculative, conjectural, conjectured, suppositional, putative
indefinite, abstract, vague, general
impractical, unrealistic, ivory-tower, irrelevant, useless
rare suppositious, suppositive, ideational
1‘a group of Russian academics is researching this phenomenon’
scholar, lecturer, don, teacher, educator, instructor, trainer, tutor, professor, fellow, man of letters, woman of letters, highbrow, thinker, bluestocking
informal egghead, bookworm
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.