Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his death remains a mystery’
puzzle, enigma, conundrum, riddle, secret, unsolved problem, problem, question, question mark, closed book
2‘much of her past is shrouded in mystery’
secrecy, darkness, obscurity, ambiguity, ambiguousness, uncertainty, impenetrability, vagueness, nebulousness
inscrutability, inscrutableness, unfathomableness, mystique, romance
3‘a 1920s murder mystery entitled ‘The Ghost Train’’
thriller, detective novel, detective story, murder story
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.