Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a pinpoint of light from a torch’
point, spot, speck, dot, fleck
1‘pinpoint accuracy was necessary’
precise, strict, rigorous, meticulous, scrupulous, punctilious
scientific, mathematical, exact, accurate, correct, careful, unerring
1‘pinpoint the cause of the trouble’
identify, discover, determine, distinguish, find, locate, detect, track down, run to earth, spot, diagnose, recognize, name, single out, pick out, pin down, home in on, zero in on, nail down, put one's finger on
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.