Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
shrewd, astute, sharp, sharp-witted, discerning, acute, penetrating, discriminating, perceptive, perspicacious, clever, intelligent, wise, sagacious, sensible, judicious, circumspect, careful, prudent, cautious
cunning, crafty, wily, artful, calculating
informal on the ball, smart, savvy
British informal suss, sussed
Northern English Scottish informal pawky
North American informal heads-up, as sharp as a tack, whip-smart
rare long-headed, sapient, argute
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.