Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he completely justified his boss's faith in him’
trust, belief, confidence, conviction, credence, reliance, dependence
optimism, hopefulness, hope, expectation
2‘she gave her life for her faith’
religion, church, sect, denomination, persuasion, religious persuasion, religious belief, belief, code of belief, ideology, creed, teaching, dogma, doctrine
be disloyal to, be unfaithful to, be untrue to, betray, play someone false, break one's promise to, fail, let down, disappoint
double-cross, deceive, cheat, stab in the back, be a Judas to, give away
do the dirty on, stitch up, rat on, sell down the river
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.