Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the god appeared in the guise of a swan’
likeness, external appearance, appearance, semblance, form, outward form, shape, image, aspect
disguise, false colours
costume, clothes, outfit, dress
2‘the king sent forces into Flanders under the guise of a crusade’
pretence, false show, false front, false display, show, front, facade, illusion, cover, blind, screen, smokescreen, masquerade, posture, pose, act, charade
informal put-on, put-up job
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.