Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the school decided to purchase the software’
buy, acquire, obtain, pick up, snap up, take, secure, procure, come by, pay for, shop for, invest in, put money into
informal get hold of, get one's hands on, get one's mitts on, score
1‘if you are not delighted with your purchase, we will give you a full refund’
acquisition, investment, buy, order, deal, bargain, property, asset, possession, holding
2‘his hand fought for purchase on the smooth wall’
grip, firm contact, attachment, hold, foothold, footing, toehold, fingerhold, anchorage, support, grasp
resistance, friction, leverage, advantage
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.