Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the nanny was taken ill and we had barely a week to find a replacement’
successor, someone else
substitute, stand-in, fill-in, locum, understudy, proxy, surrogate
relief, cover, stopgap
2‘the wiring was in urgent need of replacement’
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.