Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘babies take longer to digest formula milk’
break down, dissolve, assimilate, absorb, take in, take up
2‘they take ages to digest even simple facts’
assimilate, absorb, take in, understand, comprehend, grasp, master, learn, familiarize oneself with
consider, think about, contemplate, mull over, chew over, weigh up, reflect on, ponder, meditate on, study
informal get, get the hang of, pick up, get clued up about, get the point of
3‘the source material needs to be digested’
classify, catalogue, tabulate, codify, arrange, order, dispose, systematize, methodize
condense, compress, compact, telescope, summarize, precis, abstract
1‘a digest of current world news is published monthly’
summary, synopsis, abstract, precis, résumé, outline, sketch, round-up, abridgement, summation, review, compendium
North American wrap-up
rare epitome, summa, conspectus
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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.