Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘an item of farm equipment’
thing, article, object, unit, module, artefact, piece, commodity, product, bit
element, constituent, component, ingredient
2‘the meeting was ill-prepared to discuss the item’
issue, matter, affair, business, subject, topic, question, point, detail, particular, thing, case, concern, consideration, theme, feature
proceeding, situation, occasion, circumstance
3‘a news item’
report, story, account, description, article, piece, write-up, paragraph, column, flash, brief, release, newscast, headline, communication, communiqué, bulletin, feature
message, dispatch, statement
4‘the exceptional items in the profit and loss account’
entry, record, statement, note, listing, thing
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.