Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘trees help purify the air’
clean, make pure, refine, cleanse, decontaminate
filter, sieve, strain, sift, clarify, clear, freshen, deodorize
boil, distil, sanitize, disinfect, sterilize, pasteurize, fumigate
technical autoclave, liquate, rectify
rare depollute, filtrate
2‘for months he lived there purifying himself’
purge, cleanse, clear, free, unburden, deliver, relieve
redeem, shrive, exorcise, sanctify
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.