Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the plane crashed into a lake in adverse weather conditions’
unfavourable, disadvantageous, inauspicious, unpropitious, unfortunate, unlucky, untimely, untoward
disagreeable, unpleasant, bad, poor, terrible, dreadful, dire, wretched, nasty, hostile
2‘the company knew of the drug's adverse side effects’
harmful, dangerous, injurious, detrimental, hurtful, deleterious, destructive, pernicious, disadvantageous, unfavourable, unfortunate, unhealthy
3‘the military feared an adverse response from the American public’
hostile, unfavourable, antagonistic, unfriendly, ill-disposed, negative, opposing, opposed, contrary, dissenting, inimical, antipathetic, at odds
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.