Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she took a 10-day holiday’
break, rest, period of leave, day off, week off, month off, recess, school holiday, half-term
time off, time out, leave, leave of absence, furlough, sabbatical
trip, tour, journey, expedition, voyage
North American vacation
informal hols, vac, staycation
North American informal vacay
working time, term time
2‘in Antigua the twenty-fourth of May is a holiday’
public holiday, bank holiday, festival, festival day, feast day, gala day, carnival day, fete, fiesta, festivity, celebration, anniversary, jubilee
saint's day, holy day, religious festival, day of observance
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.