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
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.