Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘alcoholism is a major social problem’
communal, community, community-based, collective, group, general, popular, civil, civic, public, societal
2‘a social club’
recreational, entertainment, amusement, leisure
3‘the mountain gorilla is a uniquely social animal’
gregarious, organized, civilized, interactional
1‘the club has a social once a month’
party, gathering, social gathering, social occasion, social event, social function, function, get-together, celebration, reunion, festivity, jamboree, reception, at-home, soirée
informal bash, shindig, shindy, do
British informal rave-up, knees-up, beanfeast, beano, bunfight, jolly, thrash
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.