Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an epidemic of typhoid’
outbreak, plague, scourge, infestation
widespread disease, widespread illness
formal recrudescence, boutade
2‘he's a victim of the county's joyriding epidemic’
spate, rash, wave, explosion, eruption, outbreak, outburst, flare-up, craze
flood, torrent, burst, blaze, flurry
upsurge, upswing, upturn, increase, growth, rise, mushrooming
rare ebullition, boutade
1‘the obsession with the motor car is now epidemic’
rife, rampant, widespread, wide-ranging, extensive, sweeping, penetrating, pervading
global, universal, inescapable, ubiquitous
endemic, pandemic, epizootic
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.