Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘new teachers face a challenging period of adjustment’
adaptation, adapting, accustoming, accommodation, accommodating, acclimatization, reconciliation, inurement, habituation, habituating, familiarization, acculturation, naturalization, assimilation, assimilating, harmonization
settling in, settling down
North American acclimation
2‘the car will run on unleaded petrol with no adjustment’
modification, modifying, alteration, adaptation, regulation, regulating, rearrangement, change, converting, conversion
remodelling, revamping, restyling, reshaping, reconstruction, transformation, variation, customization, tailoring, refinement, refining
fixing, mending, repair, correction, correcting, amendment, amending, rectifying, overhauling, overhaul, improvement
informal jiggering, tweaking, twiddling, patching up
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.