Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘one aircraft ran out of fuel and had to ditch’
power source, combustible, propellant
petrol, diesel oil
North American gasoline, gas
2‘she got up to add more fuel to the fire’
firewood, wood, kindling, logs
coal, coke, anthracite
oil, paraffin, kerosene
3‘we all need fuel to keep our bodies going’
nourishment, sustenance, nutriment, nutrition, food, fodder
4‘his antics added fuel to the Republican cause’
encouragement, incentive, ammunition, incitement, stimulus
1‘power stations fuelled by low-grade coal’
power, charge, fire, stoke up, supply with fuel
2‘pictures of the two of them together fuelled rumours’
stimulate, boost, encourage, intensify, fortify, support, nurture
incite, inflame, exacerbate, animate, vitalize, fan, feed, whip up
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.