Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a ripe tomato’
mature, ripened, fully developed, full grown, ready to eat, soft, lush, juicy, tender
luscious, sweet, full-flavoured, mellow
2‘the former dock is ripe for development’
ready, fit, suitable, right
3‘he lived to the ripe old age of ninety’
advanced, hoary, venerable, old
4‘the time is ripe for his return’
opportune, advantageous, favourable, auspicious, propitious, promising, heaven-sent, good, right, fortunate, benign, providential, felicitous, well timed, convenient, expedient, suitable, appropriate, apt, fitting
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.