Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she tried to isolate herself from her family’
separate, set apart, segregate, detach, cut off, keep apart, cocoon, insulate, quarantine, keep in solitude, sequester, cloister, seclude, divorce, shut away, alienate, distance, exclude, keep out
cordon off, form a ring around, put a cordon sanitaire around, seal off, close off, fence off, rope off, screen off, tape off, curtain off, shut off, partition off
2‘even in a stream of traffic the laser beam can isolate the offending vehicles’
identify, single out, pick out, spot, point out, recognize, pinpoint, pin down, put one's finger on, discern, distinguish, discover, find, locate
sort out, filter out, separate out, weed out
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.