Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the newspaper obtained a copy of the letter’
get, acquire, come by, secure, procure, come into possession of, pick up, be given
gain, derive, earn, achieve, attain, win, draw, reap
informal get hold of, lay hold of, get one's hands on, lay one's hands on, get one's mitts on, grab, bag, land, net
British informal blag
South African informal schlenter
2‘the rules obtaining in other jurisdictions’
prevail, be in force, apply, exist, be in use, be established, be customary, be effective, be prevalent, stand, hold, be the case
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.