Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘Napoleon's seizure of Spain’
capture, occupation, takeover, overrunning, annexation, annexing, invasion, conquering, subjugation, subjection, colonization
2‘the authorities resorted to the seizure of defaulters' property’
confiscation, impounding, commandeering, requisitioning, appropriation, expropriation, sequestration
distraint, distrainment, attachment, disseisin
3‘the rumoured seizure of UN observers by guerrillas’
kidnapping, kidnap, abduction, hostage-taking
British informal nobbling
4‘the baby suffered a seizure on the plane’
convulsion, spasm, paroxysm, collapse, sudden illness, attack, fit, bout
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.