Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she was seized with a feeling of foreboding’
apprehension, apprehensiveness, anxiety, perturbation, trepidation, disquiet, disquietude, unease, uneasiness, misgiving, suspicion, worry, fear, fearfulness, dread, alarm
informal the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the jitters, jitteriness, twitchiness
2‘in the end their forebodings proved justified’
premonition, presentiment, intuition, feeling, vague feeling, suspicion, inkling, hunch
warning, omen, portent, sign, token
prediction, augury, prophecy, presage, prognostication, forecast
informal gut feeling, feeling in one's bones, funny feeling, sixth sense
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.