Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her mastery of the French language’
proficiency, ability, capability
knowledge, understanding, comprehension, familiarity, command, grasp, grip
2‘they played with tactical mastery’
skill, skilfulness, expertise, dexterity, finesse, adroitness, virtuosity, prowess, deftness, proficiency
3‘man's mastery over nature’
control, superiority, domination, command, ascendancy, supremacy, pre-eminence, triumph, victory, the upper hand, the whip hand, rule, government, power, sway, authority, jurisdiction, dominion, sovereignty
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.