Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the construction of a new airport’
building, erection, putting up, setting up, raising, establishment, assembly, manufacture, fabrication, forming, fashioning, contriving, creation, making
2‘the central waterway was a spectacular construction’
structure, building, edifice, assembly, pile, framework
3‘many candidates have little idea of the basics of sentence construction’
composition, formation, structure, organization
4‘I might have known you'd put such a sordid construction on it all’
interpretation, reading, meaning, explanation, inference, explication, construal, analysis, version, understanding, view, impression
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.