Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the foreign secretary won the backing of opposition parties’
support, help, assistance, cooperation, aid
approval, commendation, endorsement, sanction, blessing
promotion, advocacy, championship, espousal
2‘they had financial backing from local firms’
sponsorship, funding, financing, promotion, patronage
money, investment, funds, finance
grant, contribution, subsidy
3‘a mix of slick vocals and sophisticated backing’
musical accompaniment, orchestration
4‘the fabric has a special backing for durability’
lining, interlining, facing, underlay, reinforcement
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.