Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I had to do the groundwork for a revolutionary new project’
preliminary work, preliminaries, preparations, preparatory measures, basic work, spadework, legwork, hard work, donkey work, hack work
planning, arrangements, organization, homework
basics, rudiments, essentials, fundamentals, underpinning, footing, foundation, cornerstone
informal nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts, brass tacks
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.