Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the reception of the goods’
receipt, receiving, getting, acceptance
2‘the reception of foreign diplomatic representatives’
greeting, welcome, welcoming, entertaining
3‘they met with a chilly reception from my mother’
response, reaction, treatment
4‘there was a small reception after the preview’
function, social occasion, social event, entertainment, soirée, gathering, get-together, celebration
North American levee
informal do, bash
British informal rave-up, thrash, knees-up, jolly, beanfeast, bunfight, beano
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.