Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she had a house on the Balmoral estate’
property, grounds, park, parkland, piece of land, tract, landholding, manor, domain, territory
2‘a housing estate’
area, site, development, complex, piece of land, land, region, tract
3‘a large coffee estate’
plantation, farm, holding
North American ranch
4‘he left an estate worth £610,000’
assets, capital, wealth, riches, holdings, fortune, property, worth, resources, effects, possessions, belongings, things, goods, worldly goods, stuff, chattels, valuables
personalty, goods and chattels
South African informal trek
5‘the estate of matrimony’
state, condition, situation, position, circumstance, lot, fate
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.