Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he had long periods of depression’
time, spell, interval, stretch, term, span, phase, session, bout, run, space, duration, chapter, stage
British informal patch
2‘the post-war period’
era, age, epoch, time, days, years, aeon
3‘a double maths period’
lesson, class, session
4‘women who suffer from painful periods’
menstruation, menstrual flow
informal the curse, monthlies, time of the month
5‘a comma instead of a period’
full stop, full point, point, stop
6‘it's a hard job, period’
and that's that, and that is the end of the matter, full stop, finis
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.