Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the table was laden with freshly polished silver’
silverware, plate, silver plate
dishes, plates, flatware
cutlery, knives, forks, and spoons
2‘Fred reached into his pocket and took out a handful of silver’
coins, coinage, specie
change, small change, loose change
3‘she won three silvers’
silver medal, second prize
1‘a man with silver hair’
grey, greyish, white, greyish-white, whitish-grey, light
2‘the silver water’
silvery, shining, lustrous, bright, gleaming
1‘a silvered bracelet’
plate with silver, coat with silver, overlay with silver, laminate with silver, back with silver
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.