Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
flattering, appreciative, congratulatory, admiring, approving, commendatory, laudatory, highly favourable, glowing, eulogizing, adulatory
fulsome, honeyed, saccharine, sugary
rare panegyrical, acclamatory, encomiastic, laudative
free, free of charge, gratis, for nothing
informal on the house
North American informal comp
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.