Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he rippled his attenuated fingers in the air’
thin, slender, slim, skinny, spindly, bony, gaunt, skeletal
narrow, thread-like, thinned down, stretched out, drawn out
rare extenuated, attenuate
2‘radiation from the sun is attenuated by the earth's atmosphere’
weakened, reduced, lessened, decreased, diminished, impaired, enervated
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.