Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there was still a possibility that he might be found alive’
chance, likelihood, probability, prospect, hope
risk, hazard, danger, fear
2‘they discussed the possibility of launching a major research project on the theme’
feasibility, practicability, chances, odds, attainability, achievability, potentiality, conceivability, probability
3‘buying a smaller house is one possibility’
option, alternative, choice, course of action, solution, recourse
4possibilities‘he had distinct possibilities as a player’
potential, potentiality, promise, prospects
capability, ability, aptitude, capacity
informal what it takes
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.