Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘is there any ginger cake left?’
some, a piece of, a part of, a bit of
2‘it doesn't make any difference’
the slightest bit of, the smallest amount of, a scrap of, a shred of, a particle of, an atom of, an iota of, a jot of, a whit of
3‘any job will do, to begin with’
whichever, whichever comes to hand, no matter which, never mind which
informal any old
1‘you don't know any of my friends’
a single one, one, even one
2‘they ceased payments to any but the aged’
1‘is your father any better?’
at all, in the least, to any extent, to some extent, somewhat, in any degree, to some degree
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.