Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the sound of the death-watch beetle was thought to portend the death of someone in the house’
presage, augur, foreshadow, foretell, prophesy
be a sign of, be a warning of, warn of, be an omen of, be an indication of, be a harbinger of
indicate, herald, signal, bode, announce, promise, threaten, point to, mean, signify, spell, denote
literary betoken, foretoken, forebode, harbinger
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.