Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘after a long discussion with her husband, she came to a decision’
conversation, talk, dialogue, discourse, conference, debate, exchange of views, consultation, deliberation
powwow, chat, tête-à-tête, heart-to-heart
talks, negotiations, parley
informal confab, chit-chat, rap
North American informal skull session, bull session
Australian informal convo
rare palaver, colloquy, converse, interlocution
2‘the book's candid discussion of sexual matters’
examination, exploration, analysis, study, review, scrutiny
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.