Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘silver and crystal glittered in the candlelight’
shine, sparkle, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, blink, wink, catch the light, flash, spangle
rare scintillate, coruscate, fulgurate, effulge, luminesce, incandesce, phosphoresce
1‘the glitter of sunlight on the water’
sparkle, twinkle, glint, gleam, shimmer, glimmer, flicker, blink, flash
brightness, brilliance, light, luminescence, phosphorescence, luminosity
rare lambency, scintillation, coruscation, fulguration, effulgence
2‘the glitter of show business’
glamour, excitement, thrills, attractions, appeal
showiness, dazzle, tinsel
informal razzle-dazzle, razzmatazz, glitz, glitziness, ritziness, pizzazz, flashiness
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.