Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the Liberals are the anchor of the new coalition’
mainstay, cornerstone, bulwark, chief support, main source of security, main source of stability, foundation, prop, linchpin
2‘a CBS news anchor’
presenter, announcer, anchorman, anchorwoman, newsreader, newscaster, broadcaster, reporter
1‘the ship was anchored in the lee of the island’
moor, berth, harbour, be at anchor, tie up
cast anchor, drop anchor
2‘the tail is used as a hook with which the fish anchors itself to the coral’
secure, fasten, attach, make fast, connect, bind, affix, fix
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.