Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he sat down on a chair’
2‘he was chair of the union for eight years’
chairperson, chairman, chairwoman, president, convener, spokesperson, spokesman, spokeswoman, leader, MC, master of ceremonies, mistress of ceremonies
British shop steward, father of the chapel, mother of the chapel
3‘a university chair’
4‘he was sent to the chair’
1‘she chairs the economic committee’
preside over, take the chair of, be in the chair at, officiate at, moderate
lead, direct, conduct, run, manage, control, be in charge of, be in control of, have control of, supervise, superintend, oversee, guide
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.