Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the machine turns on a pivot’
central shaft, fulcrum, axis, axle, swivel, pin, hub, spindle, hinge, pintle, kingpin, gudgeon, trunnion
2‘his financial methods became the pivot of government policy’
centre, focal point, focus, central point, hub, heart, nucleus, raison d'être, crux, keystone, cornerstone, linchpin, kingpin
1‘a large panel in the side pivots inwards’
rotate, turn, revolve, spin, swivel, twirl, whirl, wheel, oscillate
2‘the government's reaction pivoted on the response of the prime minister’
depend, hinge, turn, centre, hang, rely, rest, be contingent
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.