Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an emergency fund’
collection, kitty, reserve, pool, purse
endowment, foundation, trust, charity, grant
savings, nest egg
2funds‘I was very short of funds’
money, cash, hard cash, ready money
wealth, means, assets, resources, savings, capital, reserves, deep pockets, the wherewithal
informal dough, bread, loot, dosh, green, the ready, folding money
British informal lolly, spondulicks
3‘his fund of stories seems inexhaustible’
stock, store, supply, accumulation, mass, collection, cumulation, bank, pool
mine, reservoir, storehouse, treasury, treasure house, hoard, repository
1‘the agency was funded by the Treasury’
finance, pay for, back, capitalize, sponsor, provide capital for, provide finance for, put up the money for, subsidize, underwrite, endow, support, be a patron of, float, maintain
informal foot the bill for, pick up the tab for
North American informal bankroll, stake
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.