Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the equilibrium of the economy’
balance, symmetry, equipoise, parity, equality, evenness
archaic counterpoise, equipollence
2‘he was hardly ever shaken from his equilibrium by the excesses of criminals’
composure, calmness, calm, equanimity, collectedness, sangfroid, coolness
steadiness, stability, level-headedness, cool-headedness, imperturbability, poise, presence of mind
self-possession, self-control, self-command
impassiveness, impassivity, unexcitability, placidity, placidness, tranquillity, serenity
informal cool, unflappability
rare ataraxy, ataraxia
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.