Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an inner-city area’
district, region, zone, sector, quarter
locality, locale, neighbourhood, community, domain, realm, sphere, environment, territory
part, section, parish, spot, patch
tract, stretch, sweep, belt
informal neck of the woods
British informal manor
North American informal turf
2‘most of these attainments relate to specific areas of scientific knowledge’
domain, sector, department, province, territory, compartment, line
field, sphere, discipline, realm
3‘the dining area’
section, space, sector, part, portion, footprint
4‘the area of a circle varies with the square of its radius’
expanse, extent, size, scope, compass
measurements, dimensions, proportions
square footage, acreage
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.