Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the shrub produces blue flowers in early summer’
bloom, blossom, floweret, floret
2‘a man in the flower of his strength’
prime, peak, pinnacle, zenith, acme, height, ascendancy, climax, culmination, crowning point, perfection, heyday, springtime, bloom, flowering, salad days
3‘the flower of the nation's youth’
best, finest, top, pick, choice, choicest, prime, cream, prize, treasure, pearl, gem, jewel, the jewel in the crown, the crème de la crème, first class, elite, elect
informal the tops
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.