Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a task requiring great patience and total concentration’
close attention, close thought, attentiveness, application, industry, assiduousness, single-mindedness, absorption, engrossment
2‘this concentration of effort on field work’
focusing, centring, centralization, direction
3‘Islay is famous for its spectacular concentrations of barnacle geese’
gathering, cluster, mass, flock, congregation, assemblage, assembly, collection
accumulation, aggregation, agglomeration
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.