Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1the gospel‘the Gospel was spread informally by missionaries’
Christian teaching, Christ's teaching, the life of Christ, the word of God, the good news, Christian doctrine, the New Testament, the writings of the evangelists
2‘one should not treat any historical document as gospel’
the truth, the whole truth, the naked truth, gospel truth, God's truth, the honest truth
fact, actual fact, what actually happened, what really happened, reality, actuality, factuality, the case, so, verity, a certainty
3‘the Dalai Lama's gospel of non-violence’
doctrine, dogma, teaching, principle, ethic, creed, credo, theory, thesis, ideology, idea, ideal, position
belief, tenet, canon, conviction, persuasion, opinion
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.