Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘one of the cardinal principles of the law of trusts’
fundamental, basic, main, chief, primary, prime, principal, premier, first, leading, capital, paramount, pre-eminent
important, major, foremost, top, topmost, greatest, highest, key
essential, vital, crucial, intrinsic, integral, elemental, rudimentary, root, radical
2‘a black dress with cardinal trimmings’
scarlet, red, crimson, vermilion, cinnabar, wine, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured
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.