Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘her earrings sparkled as she turned her head’
glitter, glint, glisten, twinkle, flicker, flash, blink, wink, shimmer, dance, shine, gleam, glow
rare coruscate, fulgurate, effulge
2‘after a glass of wine, she began to sparkle’
be lively, be vivacious, be animated, be ebullient, be exuberant, be bubbly, be effervescent, be sparkling, be witty, be brilliant, be enthusiastic, be full of life
1‘I swim every day and I love the blue sparkle of the pool’
glitter, glint, twinkle, twinkling, flicker, flickering, shimmer, flash, flashing, blinking, winking, dancing, shine, gleam, glow
rare coruscation, fulguration, effulgence
2‘she reminded Melissa of champagne, full of fizz and sparkle’
vivacity, animation, liveliness, vitality, life, verve, high spirits, exuberance, zest, buoyancy, effervescence, enthusiasm, ardour, energy, vigour, go, elan, gusto, brio, bounce, spirit, spiritedness, dynamism, activity, fire, panache, colour, dash, drive
informal oomph, pizzazz, pep, zing, zip, vim, get-up-and-go
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.