Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his diet is deficient in vitamin A’
lacking, wanting, defective, inadequate, insufficient, limited, poor, scant
short of, short on, low on, with an insufficiency of, with too few …, with too little …
informal strapped for, pushed for
2‘on all levels, this is deficient leadership’
defective, faulty, flawed, inadequate, imperfect, impaired, shoddy, scrappy, sketchy, weak, inferior, unsound, substandard, second-rate, poor, shabby, incomplete, leaving much to be desired
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.