Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her rosy cheeks’
pink, pinkish, rose-pink, rose-coloured, roseate, red, reddish, rose-red
glowing, healthy-looking, fresh, radiant, blooming
ruddy, high-coloured, rubicund, florid
rare erubescent, rubescent
pale, pallid, sallow
2‘Ian's future looks rosy’
promising, full of promise, optimistic, auspicious, hopeful, full of hope, encouraging, favourable, bright, sunny, golden, cheerful, happy
bleak, dismal, depressing
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.