Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘police are revealing few details about the victim’
not many, hardly any, scarcely any
a small number of, a small amount of, a small quantity of, one or two, a handful of, a sprinkling of
informal a couple of
1‘though the car parks are few, they are strategically placed’
scarce, scant, scanty, meagre, insufficient, negligible, in short supply
thin on the ground, scattered, seldom met with, few and far between, infrequent, uncommon, rare, sporadic
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.