Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘pare 4 strips of zest from the lemon’
technical decorticate, excoriate
2‘the company's domestic operations have been pared down’
reduce, diminish, decrease, cut, cut back, cut down, make cutbacks in, whittle away, whittle down, salami-slice, trim, slim down, prune, lower, lessen, retrench, curtail
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.