Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘we can't afford the air fare’
ticket price, transport cost, price, cost, charge, fee, payment, toll, tariff, levy
2‘when they eat at home they prefer simple fare’
food, meals, board, sustenance, nourishment, nutriment, foodstuffs, refreshments, eatables, provisions, daily bread
menu, diet, table
informal grub, nosh, eats, chow
British informal scoff, scran
formal comestibles, provender
archaic vittles, commons, victuals, viands, aliment
1‘they went to see how their old friend was faring’
get on, proceed, get along, progress, make out, do, manage, muddle along, muddle through, cope, survive
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.