Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘all heads nodded in agreement’
accord, concurrence, consensus, harmony, accordance, unity, unison, concord, like-mindedness, rapport, sympathy
assent, acceptance, consent, acquiescence, endorsement, confirmation
2‘the defence minister signed an agreement on military cooperation’
contract, compact, treaty, covenant, pact, accord, deal, bargain, settlement, concordat, protocol, entente, arrangement, understanding, pledge, promise, bond
3‘there is some agreement between my view and that of the author’
correspondence, consistency, compatibility, conformity, coincidence, harmony, concord, accord, accordance, congruity
similarity, resemblance, likeness, identity, uniformity, relationship, association, similitude
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.