Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘we should give the place a good airing before we go’
ventilating, ventilation, aerating, aeration, freshening, refreshing, cooling, air conditioning
2‘the governess took them out to the park for an airing’
stroll, walk, saunter, turn, jaunt, amble
outing, excursion, trip, expedition
3‘the media has to be a forum for the airing of different views’
expression, voicing, venting, ventilation, articulation, statement, declaration
publicizing, publication, dissemination, circulation, communication, spreading, promulgation, broadcast, broadcasting
revelation, announcement, proclamation, divulgence, submission, raising, mooting, proposal
4‘I hope the BBC gives the play another airing very soon’
broadcast, transmission, televising, showing, relaying, telecast, dissemination
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.