Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘stories of astonishing miracles and heroic adventures’
exploit, escapade, deed, feat, trial, experience, incident, occurrence, event, happening, episode, affair
stunt, caper, romp, antic
quest, crusade, campaign, venture
2‘they set off in search of adventure’
excitement, exciting experience, thrill, stimulation
risk, riskiness, danger, dangerousness, hazard, hazardousness, peril, perilousness, uncertainty, precariousness
informal a kick, a buzz
North American informal a charge
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.