Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there were two single rooms reserved for patients who needed isolation’
separation, segregation, setting apart, keeping apart
insulation, seclusion, closeting, protection, shielding, partitioning
2‘the isolation experienced by those bringing up children alone’
solitariness, loneliness, friendlessness, lack of contact, aloneness
3‘some mental hospitals are considered to be non-viable on the grounds of their isolation’
remoteness, seclusion, loneliness, inaccessibility
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.