Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the ensemble includes two flutes’
group, band, orchestra, combo
company, troupe, cast, chorus, corps, circle, association
duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, septet, octet, nonet
2‘the buildings in the square present a charming provincial ensemble’
whole, whole thing, entity, unit, unity, body, piece, object, discrete item
collection, set, combination, package, accumulation, conglomeration, sum, total, totality, entirety, assemblage, aggregate, composite
informal whole caboodle
3‘she wore a pink and black ensemble’
outfit, costume, suit, coordinates, matching separates, set of clothes
informal get-up, rig-out
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.