Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘planning permission is necessary’
obligatory, requisite, required, compulsory, mandatory, imperative, demanded, needed, called for, needful
essential, indispensable, vital, of the essence, incumbent
unnecessary, non-essential, dispensable
2‘their fate was a necessary consequence of progress’
inevitable, unavoidable, certain, sure, inescapable, inexorable, ineluctable, fated, destined, predetermined, predestined, preordained
1the necessary‘could you lend me the necessary?’
money, cash, the wherewithal, funds, finances, capital, means, resources
dough, bread, loot, the ready, the readies
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.