Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his early morning routine never varied’
procedure, practice, pattern, drill, regime, regimen, groove
programme, schedule, plan
formula, method, system, order
ways, customs, habits, usages
2‘his stand-up routine depends heavily on improvisation’
act, performance, number, turn, piece, line
informal shtick, spiel, patter
1‘a routine health check’
standard, regular, customary, accustomed, normal, usual, ordinary, established, natural, unexceptional, typical
everyday, common, commonplace, conventional, day-to-day, habitual, wonted, familiar
2‘a routine urban-action movie’
boring, tedious, tiresome, wearisome, monotonous, humdrum, run-of-the-mill, prosaic, dreary, pedestrian, menial
predictable, workaday, hackneyed, stock, unexciting, uninteresting, uninspiring, unimaginative, unoriginal, derivative, banal, trite
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.