Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a compulsive desire’
irresistible, uncontrollable, compelling, driving, overwhelming, overpowering, urgent, besetting
obsessive, obsessional, addictive, uncontrollable, out of control, ungovernable
3‘a compulsive liar’
inveterate, chronic, incorrigible, incurable, irredeemable, hardened, hopeless, persistent
obsessive, obsessional, addicted, habitual, dependent
informal pathological, hooked
4‘it's compulsive viewing’
fascinating, compelling, gripping, riveting, engrossing, totally absorbing, enthralling, captivating, spellbinding, mesmerizing, mesmeric, entrancing
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.