Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘more than 5000 meteorite fragments’
piece, bit, particle, speck
chip, shard, sliver, splinter
shaving, paring, snippet, scrap, offcut, flake, shred, tatter, wisp, morsel, shiver, spillikin
2‘I overheard a fragment of conversation’
snatch, snippet, scrap, bit, smattering, extract, excerpt
part, section, chapter, movement
1‘frequent explosions caused the chalk to fragment’
break up, break, break into pieces, crack apart, crack open, shatter, splinter, fracture, burst apart, explode, blow apart, implode
disintegrate, come to pieces, fall to pieces, fall apart, collapse, break down, tumble down
smash, smash to smithereens
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.