Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was free of any binding love or duty’
responsibility, obligation, commitment, obedience, allegiance, loyalty, faithfulness, fidelity, respect, deference, reverence, homage
2‘it was his duty to attend the king’
job, task, chore, assignment, commission, mission, function, charge, part, place, role, concern, requirement, responsibility, obligation
work, burden, onus
British informal pigeon
3‘the duty was raised on alcohol and tobacco’
tax, levy, tariff, excise, toll, fee, imposition, impost, exaction, tithe, payment, rate
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.