Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a compound of two elements’
amalgam, amalgamation, combination, composite, blend, mixture, mix, admixture, meld, fusion, synthesis, consolidation
1‘a compound substance’
blended, fused, synthesized, compounded, combined
1‘a smell compounded of dust and mould’
be composed of, be made up of, be constituted of, be formed from
2‘detergents consisting of liquid soaps compounded with disinfectant’
mix, combine, blend, put together, amalgamate, alloy, fuse, synthesize, coalesce, mingle, meld, intermingle
rare admix, commix, commingle
3‘the prisoners' lack of contact with the outside world compounds their problems’
aggravate, worsen, make worse, add to, augment, exacerbate, intensify, heighten, increase, magnify
add insult to injury, rub salt in the wound, add fuel to the fire, add fuel to the flames
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.