Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘those who have achieved a considerable degree of economic stability’
level, stage, point, rung, standard, grade, gradation, mark
amount, extent, measure, magnitude, intensity, strength
2‘persons of unequal degree’
social class, social status, rank, position in society, standing in society
‘rivalries and prejudice were by degrees fading out’
gradually, little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch, by stages, step by step, day by day, slowly, slowly but surely
suddenly, all at once
‘to a degree, it is possible to educate oneself’
to some extent, to a certain extent, up to a point, to a limited extent
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.