Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘increased penalties for dumping oil at sea’
punishment, sanction, punitive action, retribution, penance
fine, forfeit, sentence
2‘for some, the economic penalties of motherhood outweigh its attractions’
disadvantage, difficulty, drawback, handicap, snag, downside, minus, detriment, unpleasant aspect
trial, torment, bane, tribulation, affliction, suffering, burden, trouble, worry
deprivation, cost, undesirable consequence
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.