Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his reaction had bewildered her’
answer, reply, rejoinder, retort, riposte
2‘during the 1960s there was a reaction against this kind of sociology’
backlash, counteraction, recoil
3‘the forces of reaction which spring up in the face of change’
conservatism, ultra-conservatism, the right, the right wing, the extreme right
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.