Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he hated the work, only deriving consolation from his reading of poetry’
obtain, get, take, gain, acquire, procure, extract, attain, glean
2‘‘coffee’ derives from the Turkish ‘kahveh’’
originate in, have its origins in, have as a source, arise in
stem, descend, spring, be taken, be got
give rise to
3‘his fortune derives from international property and finance’
originate in, have its origin in, be rooted in, be traceable to
stem, proceed, flow, pour, spring, emanate, issue, ensue, descend, come
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.