Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘arms and ammunition’
weaponry, firearms, guns, ordnance, cannon, artillery, armaments, munitions, instruments of war, war machines, military supplies, materiel
2‘the family arms’
crest, emblem, heraldic device, coat of arms, armorial bearing, insignia, escutcheon, shield, heraldry, blazonry
‘he was eventually forced to take up arms when his sister and mother were charged with attempted murder’
fight, do battle, give battle, wage war, go to war, make war
attack, mount an attack
combat, engage, meet, clash, skirmish
be a soldier, fight for King and country, fight for Queen and country
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.