Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘ensure that the surface to be painted is completely clean’
make sure, make certain, see to it
secure, guarantee, warrant, certify, set the seal on, clinch
confirm, check, verify, corroborate, establish
informal sew up
2‘the project has been set up to ensure the future of small woodlands’
safeguard, protect, guard, shield, shelter, fortify, make invulnerable
assure, secure, make safe, watch over, look after, take care of
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.