Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a precis of the report’
summary, synopsis, résumé, abstract, outline, summarization, summation
abridgement, digest, condensation, abbreviation, survey, overview, rundown, run-through, sketch
North American wrap-up
rare conspectus, summa, epitome, compendium
1‘another strategy for improving your writing skills is to precis a passage’
summarize, sum up, give a precis of, give a summary of, give a synopsis of, give the main points of
abridge, condense, shorten, synopsize, abstract, outline, compress, abbreviate
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.