Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Nicky was a heroine—she saved my baby from being snatched’
brave woman, hero, woman of courage, great woman, woman of the hour
victor, winner, conqueror
2‘the literary heroine of Moscow’
star, idol, superstar, megastar, celebrity, celebutante, luminary, lion
ideal, ideal woman, paragon, exemplar, shining example, perfect example, favourite, darling
3‘the film's heroine takes a feminist stand’
female protagonist, principal female character
principal female role, lead actress, lead, leading lady, leading role, female lead, star role, starring role, star part, female star, prima donna, diva
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.