Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Lily and Stephen accepted Muriel's congratulations on their wedding’
good wishes, best wishes, greetings, compliments, felicitations
2‘you all deserve congratulations for ensuring that the visit was such a success’
praise, commendation, applause, salutes, honour, acclaim, acclamation, tribute, cheers, ovation, accolade, plaudits, felicitations
approval, admiration, approbation, compliments, adulation, homage
a pat on the back, eulogy, encomium, panegyric, bouquets, laurels, testimonial
North American informal kudos
rare extolment, laudation, eulogium
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.