Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a probe into alleged financial irregularities at the club’
investigation, enquiry, examination, scrutiny, inquest, exploration, study, research, analysis, scrutinization
1‘hands probed his body from top to bottom’
examine, feel, feel around, explore, prod, poke, check
2‘a lengthy public enquiry probed the cause of the disaster’
investigate, conduct an investigation into, enquire into, look into, study, conduct an enquiry into, examine, scrutinize, go into, carry out an inquest into, research, analyse, dissect, search into, delve into, dig into
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.