Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they favoured the traditional approach and resisted innovation’
change, alteration, revolution, upheaval, transformation, metamorphosis, reorganization, restructuring, rearrangement, recasting, remodelling, renovation, restyling, variation
new measures, new methods, new devices, novelty, newness, unconventionality, modernization, modernism
a break with tradition, a shift of emphasis, a departure, a change of direction
informal a shake up
North American informal a shakedown
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.