Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there was complete chaos when she entered the classroom’
disorder, disarray, disorganization, confusion, mayhem, bedlam, pandemonium, madness, havoc, turmoil, tumult, commotion, disruption, upheaval, furore, frenzy, uproar, hue and cry, babel, hurly-burly
a maelstrom, a muddle, a mess, a shambles, a mare's nest
anarchy, entropy, lawlessness
West Indian bangarang
informal hullabaloo, all hell broken loose, a madhouse
British informal an omnishambles, a car crash
North American informal a three-ring circus
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.