Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the breakdown of the negotiations’
failure, collapse, disintegration, foundering, falling through
informal fizzling out
2‘since her breakdown, Lily has lost all her self-confidence’
nervous breakdown, collapse, mental collapse
3‘the breakdown of the new computer system’
malfunction, failure, seizing up
informal conking out
4‘a breakdown of the figures’
analysis, classification, categorization, itemization, dissection
rare anatomization, fractionation
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.