Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the final phase of the election campaign’
stage, period, chapter, episode, part, step, point, time, juncture
2‘he's going through a difficult phase’
period, stage, time, spell
British informal patch
3‘the phases of the moon’
aspect, shape, form, appearance, state, condition
eliminate gradually, remove gradually, replace gradually, withdraw gradually, discontinue, get rid of by stages, stop using, ease off, run down, wind down, wind up, deactivate, finish, end
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.