Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘oil floats on water’
stay afloat, stay on the surface, be buoyant, be buoyed up
2‘the huge craft floated above the surface of the planet’
hover, levitate, be suspended, hang, defy gravity
3‘a dark cloud floated across the moon’
drift, glide, sail, slip, slide, waft, flow, stream, move, travel, be carried
4‘the Chancellor floated the idea of offering dual citizenship’
suggest, put forward, come up with, submit, raise, moot, propose, advance, offer, proffer, posit, present, table, test the popularity of
5‘the company was floated on the Stock Exchange’
launch, get going, get off the ground, offer, sell, introduce, establish, set up, institute, promote
wind up, buy back
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.