Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
synthetic, fake, false, imitation, mock, simulated, faux, ersatz, substitute
pseudo, sham, bogus, spurious, counterfeit, forged, pretended, so-called
man-made, manufactured, unnatural, fabricated
replica, reproduction, facsimile
informal phoney, pretend
2‘an artificial smile’
feigned, insincere, false, affected, mannered, unnatural, stilted, contrived, pretended, put-on, exaggerated, actorly, overdone, overripe, forced, laboured, strained, hollow, spurious
informal pretend, phoney, hammy, ham, campy
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.