Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the snow was beginning to melt’
liquefy, thaw, unfreeze, defrost, soften, run, flux, fuse, render, clarify, dissolve, deliquesce
2‘her charm melted the old lady's heart’
soften, touch, disarm, mollify, relax, affect, move
3‘the crowd melted away’
vanish, vanish into thin air, disappear, fade away
dissipate, disperse, go away, peter out, pass, dissolve, evaporate, evanesce
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.