Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1hieroglyphics‘his exploits were recorded in hieroglyphics on a stone monument’
symbols, signs, ciphers, code
cryptograms, cryptographs, runes
2hieroglyphics‘tattered notebooks filled with illegible hieroglyphics’
scribble, scrawl, illegible writing, squiggles, jottings, writing, shorthand
1‘the piece is inlaid with hieroglyphic brass ornamentation’
symbolic, stylized, figurative, emblematic
2‘he wrote the prescription in hieroglyphic handwriting’
illegible, indecipherable, unreadable, scribbled, scrawled, squiggly
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.