Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the cushion was embroidered with a pattern of golden keys’
decorate, adorn, ornament, embellish
2‘she embroidered her stories with colourful detail’
elaborate, embellish, colour, enlarge on, exaggerate, catastrophize
add detail to, go into detail about, flesh out, add flesh to
touch up, dress up, gild, ginger up
informal jazz up
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.