Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there are limits to the amount of information he can assimilate’
absorb, take in, acquire, pick up, grasp, comprehend, understand, learn, master
digest, ingest, imbibe, drink in, soak in
informal get the hang of, get
2‘many tribes disappeared, having been assimilated by the Russian or Turkic peoples’
subsume, incorporate, integrate, absorb, engulf, swallow up, take over, co-opt, naturalize, adopt, embrace, accept, admit
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.