Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her husband was away visiting his ailing mother’
ill, unwell, not well, sick, sickly, poorly, weak, indisposed, in bad health, in poor health, infirm, debilitated, delicate, off colour
dying, at death's door
informal under the weather, below par, laid up
vulgar slang crappy
2‘a government programme to rescue the country's ailing economy’
failing, in poor condition, weak, poor, inadequate, deficient, imperfect, substandard, flawed
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.