Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a republican constitution was adopted in 1971’
embrace, take on, acquire, affect, espouse, assume, appropriate, arrogate
approve, endorse, agree to, consent to, accede to, accept, ratify, validate, rubber-stamp, sanction, support, back, vote for
informal give something the go ahead, give something the green light, give something the thumbs up, OK, okay
2‘the people adopted him as their patron saint’
choose, select, pick, pick out, vote for, elect, settle on, decide on, single out, plump for, opt for, name, nominate, designate, appoint
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.