Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘moonlight glimmered on the lawn’
gleam, shine, glint, flicker, shimmer, glisten, glow, twinkle, sparkle, glitter, catch the light, blink, wink, flash
rare scintillate, coruscate, fulgurate, effulge, luminesce, incandesce, phosphoresce
1‘a faint glimmer of light’
gleam, glint, flicker, shimmer, glow, twinkle, sparkle, blink, flash, ray
2‘a glimmer of hope’
gleam, glimmering, flicker, ray, trace, faint sign, scintilla, suggestion, hint
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.