Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a neophyte of the monastery of St James’
postulant, proselyte, catechumen
2‘four-day cooking classes are offered to neophytes and experts alike’
beginner, learner, novice, newcomer, new member, new entrant, new recruit, raw recruit, new boy, new girl, initiate, tyro, fledgling
trainee, apprentice, probationer
informal rookie, new kid, newbie, newie
North American informal tenderfoot, greenhorn, punk
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.