Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a company has since taken out a patent on the chemical’
copyright, licence, legal protection, right, performing right, permit, privilege, charter, franchise, registered trademark
1‘the idea is patent nonsense’
obvious, clear, plain, evident, apparent, manifest, self-evident
distinct, definite, transparent, overt, discernible, visible, conspicuous, blatant, downright, barefaced, flagrant, palpable, glaring, glaringly obvious, undisguised, unconcealed, unmistakable, unequivocal, unquestionable, undeniable
proprietary, patented, licensed, protected, branded, brand-name, own-brand, own-label, designer-label
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.