Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the cactus grew some offshoots’
side shoot, shoot, sucker, tendril, runner, scion, slip, offset, sprout, sprig, stem, twig, branch, bough, limb, spur
2‘an offshoot of Thomas Cromwell's line’
descendant, scion, relation, relative
3‘offshoots of big firms or finance houses’
subsidiary, branch, derivative, adjunct, appendage
4‘one practical offshoot of the growth of interest in heritage is the growth of tourism’
outcome, result, effect, consequence, upshot, product, by-product, spin-off, ramification, development, outgrowth
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.