Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the extraction of gall bladder stones’
removal, taking out, drawing out, pulling out, extrication, wrenching out, tearing out, uprooting, withdrawal, unsheathing
2‘the extraction of rights has been a constant struggle’
exaction, exacting, wresting, coercion, extortion
3‘the extraction of grape juice’
squeezing, expressing, separation, pressing, obtaining, distillation
4‘a man of Irish extraction’
descent, ancestry, parentage, ancestors, family
lineage, line, line of descent
race, origin, derivation, birth
genealogy, heredity, succession
stock, pedigree, blood, bloodline, strain
roots, origins, forefathers, antecedents
rare filiation, stirps
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.