Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘all sorts of creams for the skin’
lotion, ointment, rub, cosmetic, application, preparation, emollient, moisturizer, paste, gel, salve, unguent, embrocation, balm, liniment, pomade
2‘the cream of the world's photographers’
best, finest, first class, top, choice, choicest, flower, prize, treasure, pearl, gem, jewel, the jewel in the crown, the crème de la crème, A-list
elite, elect, nonpareil
informal tops, pick of the bunch
1‘a cream dress’
off-white, whitish, cream-coloured, creamy, ivory, yellowish-white, pearly
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.