Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the network of arteries at the base of the brain’
web, criss-cross, grid, lattice, net, matrix, mesh, webbing, tracery, trellis
webwork, meshwork, latticework, openwork, filigree, fretwork
technical reticulum, plexus, rete, reticulation, reticule, graticule
2‘a network of narrow, winding lanes’
maze, labyrinth, warren, jungle, tangle
3‘a network of friends and relations’
system, complex, interconnected structure, interconnected system, complex arrangement, complex system, nexus, web
informal grapevine, bush telegraph, old boy network, the old school tie
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.