Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a sense of excitement animated the whole school’
enliven, vitalize, give life to, give new life to, breathe life into, breathe new life into, energize, invigorate, revive, vivify, liven up, light up, cheer up, gladden
encourage, hearten, inspire, exhilarate, thrill, excite, fire, arouse, rouse, stir, stimulate, galvanize, electrify
informal buck up, pep up, give someone a buzz, ginger up
North American informal light a fire under
1‘an animate being’
living, alive, live, breathing, sentient, conscious
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.