Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘if a prisoner disobeys an instruction, he will be punished’
order, command, directive, direction, decree, edict, injunction, mandate, dictate, commandment, diktat, demand, bidding, requirement, stipulation, charge, ruling, pronouncement
summons, writ, subpoena, warrant
2instructions‘read the instructions to find out’
directions, key, guide, recipe, specification
handbook, manual, guide, booklet, reference manual, ABC, A to Z, companion
3‘an officer in the Royal Engineers provided instruction in demolition work’
teaching, tuition, coaching, tutoring, education, schooling, tutelage, pedagogy, andragogy
lessons, classes, tutorials, lectures
training, drill, drilling, discipline
preparation, grounding, priming
direction, guidance, information, enlightenment, edification
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.