Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘misty rays of light shone through the trees’
beam, shaft, streak, bar, pencil, finger, stream, gleam, flash, glint, glimmer, flicker, twinkle, shimmer
2‘there was just one small ray of hope’
glimmer, flicker, spark, glint, trace, hint, indication, suggestion, sign, scintilla, whisper
1‘Fran leaned forward, her fair hair raying out in the water’
spread out, fan out, radiate out
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.