Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘polo requires tremendous fitness’
health, strength, robustness, sturdiness, hardiness, vigour, lustiness, stalwartness
athleticism, toughness, ruggedness, physical fitness, muscularity, tone
good health, good condition, good shape, well-being
state of health, condition, shape, trim, fettle
British informal nick
2‘he was called before medical boards to assess his fitness for active service’
suitability, capability, competence, competency, proficiency, ability, aptitude
readiness, preparedness, qualification, eligibility, worthiness, appropriateness, appropriacy
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.