Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his offer of rent-free accommodation was such a boon’
blessing, godsend, bonus, good thing, benefit, help, aid, advantage, gain, asset, privilege, luxury
windfall, bonanza, stroke of luck, piece of good fortune
informal perk, plus, plus point, pro
1‘the two girls soon became boon companions’
bosom, close, intimate, confidential, inseparable, faithful, special, dear
informal pally, matey, chummy, buddy-buddy
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.