Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they plan an extension at the hospital to create a new outpatients' department’
addition, add-on, adjunct, addendum, augmentation, supplement, appendage, appendix
annexe, wing, supplementary building
North American ell
2‘scientific method has led to a marvellous extension of knowledge’
expansion, increase, enlargement
widening, broadening, deepening, diversification, heightening
augmentation, enhancement, amplification
development, growth, continuation
elongation, lengthening, stretching, drawing out
3‘an extension of opening hours’
prolongation, lengthening, increase, protraction, continuation, perpetuation
4‘I need an extension for my assessed essay’
postponement, deferral, delay
longer period, extra time, more time, increased time, additional time
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.