Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they breached an interdict banning them from organizing mass pickets’
prohibition, ban, bar, veto, proscription, interdiction, embargo, moratorium, injunction, restraining order
British exclusion order
1‘the Portuguese interdicted all foreign commerce’
prohibit, forbid, ban, bar, veto, proscribe, make illegal, place an embargo on, embargo, disallow, debar, outlaw, stop, put a stop to, put an end to, block, suppress
enjoin, estop, restrain
2‘efforts to interdict the flow of heroin’
intercept, stop, head off, cut off
obstruct, impede, interrupt, block, check, detain
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.