Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was fastidious about personal hygiene’
scrupulous, punctilious, painstaking, meticulous, assiduous, sedulous, perfectionist, fussy, finicky, dainty, over-particular
critical, overcritical, hypercritical, difficult to please, hard to please, impossible to please
pedantic, precise, exact, hair-splitting, exacting, demanding
Scottish Irish pass-remarkable
informal pernickety, nitpicking, choosy, picky
North American informal persnickety
archaic nice, overnice
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.