Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he resigned because of the pressure of other commitments’
responsibility, obligation, duty, tie, charge, liability, burden, pressure
undertaking, task, engagement, arrangement
2‘her commitment to her students continued undiminished’
dedication, devotion, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, bond, adherence, attentiveness
3‘he made a commitment to carry on his father's work’
vow, promise, pledge, oath
covenant, contract, pact, deal, undertaking
decision, resolution, resolve
guarantee, assurance, affirmation
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.