Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the trees stood flushed with pink blossoms’
flower, bloom, floweret
blossoming, inflorescence, florescence, efflorescence
1‘the snowdrops have blossomed a month early’
bloom, flower, be in flower, come into blossom, come into flower, open, open out, burgeon, bud, sprout, mature, burst forth, unfold
2‘the idea has now blossomed into a successful business’
develop, grow, mature, progress, evolve, burst forth, come to fruition
flourish, thrive, get on well, prosper, succeed, be successful, make headway, bloom, burgeon
informal go great guns
‘the cherry trees are out in blossom’
in flower, flowering, blossoming, blooming, in bloom, in full bloom, open, out
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.