Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘use of seat belts in cars is now obligatory’
compulsory, mandatory, prescribed, required, demanded, statutory, enforced, binding, incumbent
requisite, necessary, imperative, unavoidable, inescapable, essential
2‘after the obligatory preamble on the weather he got down to business’
customary, traditional, usual, accustomed, routine, familiar, regular, habitual
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.