Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she failed to keep a six o'clock appointment’
meeting, engagement, interview, arrangement, consultation, session
date, rendezvous, assignation, tweetup
2‘the appointment of non-executive directors’
nomination, naming, designation, designating, installation, commissioning, engagement, adoption, co-option
selection, choosing, election, voting in
3‘he held an appointment at the University of Sheffield’
job, post, position, situation, employment, engagement, place, office, station
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.