Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘some organizations designate a press officer within the PR office’
appoint, nominate, depute, delegate
select, choose, pick, decide on, settle on
elect, name, identify, assign, allot, co-opt, ordain, induct
informal plump for
2‘a few of the rivers are designated ‘Sites of Special Scientific Interest’’
classify, class, pronounce, label, tag
name, call, entitle, term, christen, dub, style, brand
3‘try designating the same time every week to catch up on paperwork’
allot, appoint, specify, define
earmark, set aside, devote, stipulate, state, particularize, pinpoint
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.