Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a deserted wife’
abandoned, forsaken, cast aside, cast off, thrown over, betrayed, jilted
informal dumped, ditched, dropped
2‘a deserted village’
empty, uninhabited, unoccupied, unpeopled, abandoned, evacuated, vacant, vacated
untenanted, tenantless, unfrequented, neglected
secluded, isolated, desolate, lonely, solitary, godforsaken, forlorn
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.