Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he had a very vivid imagination’
imaginative faculty, creative power, fancy
informal mind's eye
2‘the government needs imagination in dealing with these problems’
creativity, imaginativeness, creativeness
vision, inspiration, insight, inventiveness, invention, resourcefulness, initiative, ingenuity, enterprise
originality, innovation, innovativeness
individuality, unorthodoxy, nonconformity
cleverness, wit, quick-wittedness, genius, flair, panache
artistry, artistic power
3‘every once in a while an album captures the public's imagination’
interest, fascination, attention, passion, curiosity, preoccupation
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.