Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they erased his name from all street signs and monuments’
delete, rub out, wipe off, wipe out
cross out, strike out, score out, blot out, blank out, scratch out, scrape off, cancel, put a line through
efface, expunge, excise, remove, obliterate, eliminate, remove all traces of
censor, blue-pencil, redact, bowdlerize
2‘the old national differences in styles of play are being gradually erased by the globalization of football’
destroy, wipe out, obliterate, eradicate, abolish, stamp out, quash, do away with, get rid of, remove, dissolve
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.