Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it was necessary to make a decision immediately’
straight away, at once, right away, right now, instantly, now, directly, promptly, forthwith, that minute, this minute, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instant, there and then, here and now, in a flash, without delay, without hesitation, without further ado, post-haste
quickly, as fast as possible, fast, speedily, with all speed, as soon as possible, a.s.a.p.
tout de suite
informal before you can say Jack Robinson, pronto, double quick, in double quick time, p.d.q., p.d.q. pretty damn quick, toot sweet
Indian informal ekdam
archaic straightway, instanter, forthright
2‘I sat immediately behind him’
directly, right, exactly, precisely, squarely, just, dead
close, closely, at close quarters
informal slap bang
North American informal smack dab
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.