Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the faculty of speech’
power, capability, capacity, facility, potential, potentiality, propensity, wherewithal, means, preparedness
senses, wits, reason, intelligence
2‘he had a quite unusual faculty for unearthing contributors’
ability, proficiency, competence, capability, potential, capacity, facility, readiness
aptitude, talent, gift, flair, bent, skill, knack, finesse, genius
expertise, expertness, adeptness, adroitness, dexterity, prowess, mastery, artistry, accomplishment
propensity, inclination, natural ability, suitability, fitness
head, mind, brain
3‘the arts faculty’
department, school, division, section
4‘the vicar introduced certain ornaments without the necessary faculty to do so’
authorization, authority, power, right, permission, consent, leave, sanction, licence, dispensation, assent, acquiescence, agreement, approval, seal of approval, approbation, endorsement, imprimatur, clearance
informal the go-ahead, the thumbs up, the OK, the green light, say-so
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.