Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the wild cat would have been troublesome for early man to domesticate’
tame, train, break in, gentle
master, subdue, subjugate, bring to heel
2‘maize was first domesticated in Mexico’
cultivate, raise, rear
naturalize, establish, acclimatize, habituate, assimilate
North American acclimate
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.