Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the proposal received their overwhelming endorsement’
support, backing, approval, seal of approval, agreement, acceptance, recommendation, advocacy, championship, patronage
affirmation, confirmation, authorization, authentication, ratification, sanction, warrant, validation, licence
informal the nod, the thumbs up, the OK
2‘several cheques required endorsement’
countersigning, signing on the back, autographing, initialling, inscribing, superscribing
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.