Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘prophylactic measures should be taken’
preventive, preventative, precautionary, protective, disease-preventing, pre-emptive, counteractive, preclusive, anticipatory, inhibitory, deterrent
1‘vaccination remains one of the greatest prophylactics the world has ever known’
preventive measure, precaution, safeguard, safety measure
2‘a packet of prophylactics’
British trademark Durex, Femidom
British informal johnny, something for the weekend
informal rubber, safe, safety, skin
British informal, dated French letter
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.