Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the movie is ambitious in its mix of fantasy and realism’
imagination, creativity, fancy, invention, originality, vision, speculation, make-believe, daydreaming, reverie
2‘his fantasy about appearing on television’
dream, daydream, pipe dream, flight of fancy, fanciful notion, wish, wishful thinking
fond hope, chimera, delusion, illusion, figment of the imagination, castle in the air, castle in Spain
informal pie in the sky, cloud cuckoo land
3‘fantasy was considered a subset of science fiction for a long time’
myth, legend, fable, fairy tale, romance
science fiction, sci-fi, horror
sword and sorcery
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.