Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Jenny lost her footing and plunged into the river’
foothold, toehold, hold, grip, anchorage, purchase, secure position, firm contact, support
steadiness, stability, balance, equilibrium
2‘the business was put on a solid financial footing’
basis, base, foundation, underpinning, support, cornerstone
3‘female clerks should be on an equal footing with male clerks’
standing, status, state, station, position, rank, grade
condition, arrangement, basis, foundation
relationship, relations, terms
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.