Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a maths lesson’
class, session, seminar, tutorial, lecture, period
period of instruction, period of teaching, period of coaching, period of tutoring, period of schooling
2‘they should be industrious at their lessons’
exercise, assignment, school task, drill
school work, homework
3‘she would always volunteer to read the lesson in assembly’
Bible reading, Bible passage, scripture, text, reading
4‘Stuart's accident should be a lesson to all parents’
warning, deterrent, caution
message, moral, precept
5lessons‘it was a tough time, and it taught her some hard lessons’
knowledge, wisdom, enlightenment, experience, truths
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.