Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they commute on a stuffy overcrowded train’
travel to and from work, travel to and fro, travel back and forth, come and go, shuttle
2‘the death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment’
reduce, lessen, lighten, shorten, cut, scale down, limit, curtail, attenuate, mitigate, moderate, modify, adjust
3‘military service was often commuted for a money payment’
exchange, change, interchange, substitute, swap, trade, barter, switch
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.