Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he subsequently developed fever’
feverishness, high temperature, febricity, febrility
informal temperature, temp
2‘Terry was in a fever of excitement’
ferment, frenzy, furore, ecstasy, rapture, hubbub, hurly-burly
3‘World Cup football fever’
excitement, frenzy, agitation, turmoil, restlessness, unrest, passion
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.