Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a fascinating medieval town with a ruined castle’
derelict, in ruins, gone to rack and ruin, dilapidated, ruinous, tumbledown, ramshackle, broken-down, decrepit, in disrepair, falling to pieces, falling apart, crumbling, decaying, disintegrating
North American informal shacky
NZ informal munted
intact, well maintained
2‘he finds his reputation as an art dealer ruined’
destroyed, in ruins, in pieces, in ashes, falling down about one's ears
over, finished, at an end
informal in tatters, in shreds, on the rocks, done for, toast
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.