Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the epics of Homer’
heroic poem, long poem, long story
saga, legend, romance, lay, history, chronicle, myth, fable, folk tale, folk story
2‘a big Hollywood epic’
epic film, long film
1‘a traditional epic poem’
heroic, long, grand, monumental, vast, Homeric, Miltonian
lofty, grandiloquent, high-flown, high-sounding, extravagant, bombastic
2‘their epic journey through the mountains’
ambitious, heroic, grand, arduous, extraordinary, Herculean
very long, very great, very large, huge, monumental
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.