Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘small household articles’
object, thing, item, unit, artefact, piece of merchandise, commodity, product
device, gadget, contrivance, instrument, utensil, tool, implement
informal whatsit, what-d'you-call-it, what's-its-name, whatchamacallit, thingummy, thingy, thingamabob, thingamajig, oojamaflip, oojah, gizmo
British informal gubbins, doodah, doobry
North American informal doodad, doohickey, doojigger, dingus
NZ Australian informal thingo
2‘he wrote an article on the subject’
essay, report, account, story, write-up, feature, item, composition, column, paper, tract, study, review, commentary, treatise, analysis, disquisition, discourse
North American theme
3‘the crucial article of the treaty’
clause, section, subsection, point, item, paragraph, division, subdivision, heading, part, bit, passage, portion, segment
provision, proviso, stipulation
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.