Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the referee blew his whistle for a penalty’
umpire, judge, referee's assistant, assistant referee, linesman, line judge, adjudicator, arbitrator, arbiter, mediator
2‘applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees’
supporter, character witness, backer, advocate
1‘he refereed the Scotland v Spain game’
umpire, judge, adjudicate, run, be in control of
2‘they asked him to referee in the dispute’
arbitrate, mediate, act as arbiter, act as arbitrator, act as mediator, act as negotiator
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.