Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the Scottish team made an encouraging start’
promising, hopeful, auspicious, propitious, favourable, bright, rosy, cheerful, full of promise
heartening, reassuring, stimulating, inspiring, uplifting, cheering, comforting, welcome, pleasing, gratifying
2‘my parents were very encouraging’
supportive, reassuring, affirmative, sympathetic, sensitive, understanding, helpful
positive, responsive, enthusiastic, appreciative
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.