Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the glass slid across the table’
glide, move smoothly, slip, slither, skim, skate, glissade, coast, plane
skid, slew, aquaplane
2‘tears slid down her cheeks’
trickle, run, flow, pour, stream, course, spill
3‘four men slid out of the shadows’
creep, steal, slink, slip, glide, tiptoe, sidle, ease, edge
4‘the country is sliding into recession’
sink, fall, drop, descend
decline, degenerate, deteriorate
1‘the current slide in house prices’
fall, decline, drop, slump, tumble, downturn, downswing
2‘David placed the slide back in its case’
transparency, diapositive, mount
neglect, pay little attention to, pay no attention to, not attend to, be remiss about, be lax about, shirk, skimp on, let something go downhill, let something go to seed
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.