Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘events across the North Sea were building to a crisis’
critical point, decisive point, turning point, crossroads, critical period, crux, climax, climacteric, culmination, height, head, moment of truth, zero hour, point of no return, Rubicon
2‘the country was in the grip of an economic crisis’
catastrophe, calamity, cataclysm, emergency, disaster
predicament, plight, mess, dilemma, quandary, setback, reverse, reversal, upheaval, drama
trouble, dire straits, hard times, hardship, adversity, extremity, distress, difficulty
informal fix, pickle, jam, stew, scrape, bind, hole, sticky situation, hot water, hell, hell on earth, hassle, stress
British informal car crash, spot of bother
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.