Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I wrote to Jenny for a while but she wasn't much of a correspondent’
letter writer, penfriend, pen pal
2‘he joined a Sunday newspaper as a cricket correspondent’
reporter, journalist, columnist, writer, contributor, newspaperman, newspaperwoman, newsman, newswoman, commentator, chronicler
special correspondent, foreign correspondent
North American legman, wireman
informal stringer, newshound, hack, hackette, journo
North American informal newsy
1‘the price has been increased without any correspondent improvement in quality’
corresponding, equivalent, comparable, parallel, matching, related, similar, analogous, commensurate
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.