Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a witty epigram’
quip, witticism, gem, play on words, jest, pun, sally, nice turn of phrase
bon mot, double entendre, jeu d'esprit
informal one-liner, gag, crack, wisecrack
rare paronomasia, equivoque
2‘a collection of ancient epigrams’
proverb, saying, maxim, adage, axiom, aphorism, saw, gnome, dictum, precept, epigraph, motto, catchphrase
cliché, truism, commonplace
words of wisdom, pearls of wisdom
informal chestnut, old chestnut
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.