Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his every utterance was given oracular significance by his fans’
prophetic, prophetical, sibylline, predictive, prescient, prognostic, divinatory, augural
rare vatic, mantic, fatidical, fatidic, haruspical, pythonic
2‘his hesitation and oracular responses are not good advertisements for privatization’
enigmatic, cryptic, abstruse, unclear, obscure, confusing, mystifying, puzzling, perplexing, baffling, mysterious, arcane
ambiguous, equivocal, two-edged, Delphic
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.