Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it will soon be time to prune the apple trees’
cut back, trim, thin, thin out, pinch back, crop, clip, shear, pollard, top, dock
shape, even up, neaten
2‘prune lateral shoots of wisteria’
cut off, chop off, hack off, clip, nip off, dock, sever, detach, remove
3‘companies are pruning their headquarters teams in an attempt to save money’
reduce, cut, cut back, cut down, cut back on, pare, pare down, slim down, make reductions in, make cutbacks in, trim, whittle away, whittle down, salami-slice, decrease, diminish, axe, shrink, minimize
eliminate, get rid of, do away with
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.