Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they plan to harness the heat from the earth's core’
centre, interior, middle, nucleus, bosom
recesses, bowels, depths
2‘this new paper goes to the core of the argument’
heart, nucleus, nub, hub, kernel, marrow, meat
essence, quintessence, crux, gist, pith, substance, sum and substance, body, basis
bedrock, cornerstone, linchpin, mainspring, foundation, root, base, underpinning
fundamentals, essentials, basic principles, main ingredients
heart of the matter
informal nitty-gritty, brass tacks, nuts and bolts, ABC, basics
1‘the core issue here is that of urban poverty’
central, key, basic, fundamental, elemental, principal, primary, main, chief, crucial, vital, essential
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.