Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a vaulted ceiling with rich decoration’
ornamentation, adornment, trimming, embellishment, garnishing, gilding
enhancements, enrichments, frills, accessories, trimmings, finery, frippery
2‘the carriages were built with simple but attractive internal decoration’
3‘a Christmas tree decoration’
ornament, trinket, bauble, knick-knack, gimcrack, spangle, doodah, gewgaw, folderol, fandangle
4‘a decoration won on the field of battle’
medal, award, badge, star, ribbon, laurel, wreath, trophy, prize
military slang fruit salad
British informal gong
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.