Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘to dismiss all the academic work on the subject displays breathtaking arrogance’
haughtiness, conceit, hubris, self-importance, egotism, sense of superiority
pomposity, high-handedness, swagger, boasting, bumptiousness, bluster, condescension, disdain, contempt, imperiousness
pride, vanity, immodesty
loftiness, lordliness, snobbishness, snobbery, superciliousness, smugness
pretension, pretentiousness, affectation
scorn, mocking, sneering, scoffing
informal uppitiness, big-headedness
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.