Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the structure of the economy is the subject of this chapter’
theme, subject matter, topic, issue, question, concern, text, thesis, content, point, motif, thread
substance, essence, gist, matter
2‘there were cuts in funding for popular university subjects’
branch of knowledge, branch of study, course of study, course, discipline, field, area, specialism, speciality, specialty
3‘six subjects did trials of the short-term memory tasks’
case, client, patient
informal guinea pig
4‘Australians were simultaneously citizens and British subjects until 1984’
citizen, national, native, resident, inhabitant
5‘Santerre is a loyal subject of the king’
liege, liegeman, vassal, subordinate, underling
henchman, retainer, follower
1‘they have been subjected to physical violence’
put through, treat with
expose to, lay open to, submit to
1‘the position is subject to budgetary approval’
conditional on, contingent on, dependent on, depending on, controlled by
hingeing on, resting on, hanging on
2‘horses are subject to a cough resembling the human common cold’
susceptible to, liable to, prone to, vulnerable to, predisposed to, disposed to, apt to suffer from, likely to suffer from, easily affected by, in danger of, at risk of, open to, wide open to
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.