Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a gang of youths threw stones and missiles at police officers’
rock, pebble, boulder
cobbles, gravel, scree
2‘a memorial stone had been erected in place of the wooden cross’
gravestone, headstone, tombstone
tablet, monument, monolith, obelisk
3‘cracked paving stones’
slab, flagstone, flag, sett
4‘a gold ring with a small red stone’
gem, gemstone, jewel, precious stone, semi-precious stone, brilliant
informal rock, sparkler
5‘cut the fruit in half and remove the stones’
kernel, seed, pip, pit
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.