Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his friends tried to console him, but he couldn't help thinking about the money’
comfort, solace, condole with, give condolences to
sympathize with, express sympathy to, show compassion to, pity, commiserate with, show fellow feeling to
help, aid, support, cheer, cheer up, gladden, hearten, encourage, reassure, fortify
soothe, ease, succour, assuage, alleviate
1‘he bent over the console, pushing buttons at random’
control panel, instrument panel, dashboard, keyboard, keypad
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.