Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they went into the hotel lobby’
entrance hall, hallway, hall, entrance, vestibule, foyer, reception area, outer room, waiting room, anteroom, antechamber, porch
corridor, passage, passageway
2‘the anti-hunt lobby’
pressure group, interest group, interest, movement, campaign, crusade, lobbyists, supporters
faction, camp, bloc, clique
British ginger group
1‘readers are urged to lobby their MPs on the issue’
seek to influence, try to persuade, bring pressure to bear on, importune, persuade, influence, sway
petition, solicit, appeal to, call on, urge, press, pressure, pressurize, push
2‘a group lobbying for better rail services’
campaign, crusade, press, push, drum up support, speak, clamour, ask, call, drive
promote, advocate, recommend, argue in favour of, plead in favour of, speak in favour of, champion, urge, insist on, demand
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.