Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he was not best pleased at her interruption’
cutting in, interference, intervention, intrusion, obtrusion, disturbance
informal butting in, barging in, muscling in, horning in, sticking one's oar in
2‘the system is protected against interruption of the power supply’
discontinuance, discontinuation, breaking off, suspension, stopping, halting, ceasing, cessation, termination
3‘she is returning to education after an interruption in her career’
interval, interlude, break, pause, recess, gap, hiatus
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.