Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she seated herself on the couch’
settee, sofa, divan, chaise longue, chesterfield, love seat, settle, ottoman
North American day bed, davenport, studio couch, sectional
1‘his reply was couched in deferential terms’
express, phrase, word, frame, put, formulate, style, render, set forth, put across, convey, communicate, say, state, utter, voice
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.