Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the defenders feed a long pass to either of a couple of strikers’
pair, duo, duology, twosome, set of two, match
brace, span, yoke
two, two of a kind
rare duplet, dyad, duad, doubleton
2‘a couple whose dream holiday plans have been ruined’
husband and wife, twosome
newly-weds, partners, lovers, cohabitees
1‘the use of weights coupled with longer exercise periods is very demanding’
combine, integrate, mix, incorporate, accompany, link, team, associate, connect, ally
add to, join to
2‘the vans could be coupled together to form a train’
connect, attach, join, fasten, fix, link, secure, tie, bind, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, yoke, chain
stick, tape, glue, bond, cement, fuse, weld, solder
pin, peg, screw, bolt, rivet, clamp, clip
add, append, annex, subjoin
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.