Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an incurable illness’
untreatable, inoperable, irremediable, beyond cure
terminal, fatal, deadly, mortal
chronic, persistent, long-standing, constantly recurring, long-term
2‘an incurable romantic’
inveterate, dyed-in-the-wool, confirmed, entrenched, established, long-established, long-standing, deep-rooted, diehard, complete, absolute, utter, thorough, thoroughgoing, out-and-out, true blue, through and through
firm, unshakeable, staunch, steadfast, committed, devoted, dedicated, loyal, faithful, unswerving, unwavering, unfaltering
unashamed, unapologetic, unrepentant, incorrigible, hopeless, beyond hope
North American full-bore
informal deep-dyed, card-carrying, mad keen, keen as mustard
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.