Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a heart monitor’
detector, scanner, recorder
security system, security camera, CCTV
2‘UN monitors declared that the election had been fair’
observer, watchdog, overseer, invigilator, supervisor
3‘a computer monitor’
screen, VDU, visual display unit
4‘a school monitor’
senior boy, senior girl, senior pupil
1‘equipment was installed to monitor air quality’
observe, watch, keep an eye on, keep track of, track, keep under observation, keep watch on, keep under surveillance, surveil, check, keep a check on, scan, examine, study, record, note, oversee, supervise, superintend
informal keep tabs on, keep a tab on, keep a beady eye on
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.