Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an inveterate gambler’
confirmed, hardened, chronic, hard-core, incorrigible
habitual, addicted, compulsive, obsessive, obsessional
informal pathological, hooked
2‘an inveterate Democrat’
staunch, steadfast, committed, devoted, dedicated
deep-dyed, dyed-in-the-wool, thorough, thoroughgoing, out and out, diehard, long-standing
3‘mankind's inveterate pride and stupidity’
ingrained, deep-seated, deep-rooted, deep-set, entrenched, established, long-established, congenital
ineradicable, incurable, irredeemable
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.