Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘each speaker is fixed on a separate bracket’
support, prop, stay, batten, joist, buttress
rest, mounting, holder, shelf, rack, frame
2‘put the words in brackets’
round bracket, square bracket, angle bracket, curly bracket
3‘I'm now in a higher tax bracket’
group, grouping, category, categorization, grade, grading, classification, class, set, section, division, order, batch, cohort, list
1‘women were bracketed with minors for the purpose of wage assessment’
group, classify, class, categorize, grade, list, sort, set, place, assign
couple, pair, twin, yoke, put together, set side by side, regard as the same, regard as identical, liken, compare
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.