Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
mucus, catarrh, mucous secretion
2‘British phlegm and perseverance carried them through many difficult situations’
self-control, calmness, calm, coolness, composure, sangfroid, level-headedness
equanimity, serenity, tranquillity, placidity, placidness, impassivity, self-possession, self-confidence, self-assurance, stolidity, stolidness, imperturbability, impassiveness, dispassionateness
informal cool, unflappability
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.