Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘I'm making an effort to repay customers who have been cheated’
reimburse, refund, pay back, recompense, compensate, remunerate, square accounts with, settle up with, indemnify, pay off
2‘community care grants do not have to be repaid’
pay back, return, refund, reimburse, give back
3‘I'd like to be able to repay her generosity’
reciprocate, return, requite, recompense, reward
return the favour, return the compliment
4‘there are a number of interesting books on this subject that would repay further study’
be well worth
be worth one's while, be worthwhile, be useful, be advantageous
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.