Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the audience applauded’
clap, cheer, whistle, give a standing ovation to, put one's hands together
hail, acclaim, hurrah, hurray, shout at
show one's appreciation
ask for an encore
informal give someone a big hand, bring the house down
2‘police have applauded members of the public whose information has led to a series of arrests’
praise, commend, acclaim, salute, extol, laud, admire, welcome, celebrate, express admiration for, express approval of, look on with favour, favour, approve of, sing the praises of, pay tribute to, speak highly of, take one's hat off to, pay homage to, express respect for
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.