Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he had no difficulty in locating the missing men’
find, discover, pinpoint, detect, track down, run to earth, unearth, hit on, come across, reveal, bring to light, sniff out, smoke out, search out, ferret out, turn up, uncover, come up with, lay one's hands on, pin down
light on, stumble across, stumble on, chance on
informal put one's finger on
2‘a company located near Pittsburgh’
situate, site, position, place, base
put, build, establish, found, fix, station, install, lodge, set, settle, seat
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.