Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a number of factors led me to this decision’
resolution, conclusion, settlement, commitment, resolve, determination
choice, option, selection
2‘they're delighted with the judge's decision’
verdict, finding, ruling, recommendation, judgement, pronouncement, adjudgement, adjudication, arbitration
sentence, decree, order, rule, injunction
North American resolve
3‘his executive order had a ring of decision’
decisiveness, determination, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness
strong-mindedness, single-mindedness, doggedness, strength of mind, strength of will, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, purpose, purposefulness
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.