Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they checked the doors for signs of forcible entry’
by force, using force, with force
2‘there was no attempt at forcible conversion’
compulsory, forced, enforced, obligatory, mandatory, involuntary, imposed, exacted, coerced, demanded, compelled, required, stipulated, dictated, ordained, prescribed
3‘a forcible demonstration of his changed attitude’
forceful, cogent, convincing, compelling, strong, powerful, potent, weighty, plausible, effective, efficacious, valid, telling
impressive, persuasive, eloquent, credible, influential, conclusive, unanswerable
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.