Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the cause of the rioting was unemployment and deprivation’
poverty, impoverishment, penury, privation, hardship, destitution, need, neediness, want, distress, financial distress, indigence, pauperdom, beggary, ruin
reduced circumstances, straitened circumstances, hand-to-mouth existence
rare pauperism, pauperization, impecuniousness, impecuniosity
2‘he was sentenced to one year's deprivation of political rights’
dispossession, withholding, withdrawal, removal, taking away, stripping, divestment, divestiture, wresting away, expropriation, seizure, confiscation, robbing, appropriation
denial, forfeiture, loss
absence, lack, unavailability, deficiency, dearth
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.