Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘remember that the more resilient the underlay, the more it will prolong the life of your carpet’
flexible, pliable, pliant, supple, plastic, elastic, springy, rubbery
durable, hard-wearing, stout, strong, sturdy, tough
inflexible, rigid, fragile
2‘he was still young and resilient’
strong, tough, hardy
quick to recover, quick to bounce back, buoyant, difficult to keep down, irrepressible
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.