Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the detection and correction of errors is extremely difficult’
rectifying, rectification, righting, putting right, setting right, putting to rights, amendment, emendation, alteration, altering, adjustment, adjusting, modification, modifying, repair, remedy, resolution, revision, improvement, improving, amelioration, sorting out, clearing up
informal patching up, ironing out, tweaking
2‘he was sentenced to three days in the House of Correction’
punishment, reform, reformation, discipline
chastisement, castigation, admonition, reproof, reprimand
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.