Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘comatose after the accident’
unconscious, in a coma, insensible, senseless, blacked out, passed out, insentient, insensate
rare soporose, soporous
2‘a teenager lying comatose in the sun listening to a personal stereo’
inert, torpid, inactive, lethargic, sluggish, lifeless, listless, languid, lazy, idle, indolent, shiftless, slothful, heavy, stagnant, sleepy, drowsy, somnolent, languorous, apathetic, passive, hibernating, sleeping, dormant, supine
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.