Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she succumbed to temptation’
yield, give in, give way, submit, surrender, capitulate, cave in
be overcome by, be overwhelmed by, be conquered by, be beaten by
2‘he succumbed to an obscure lung complaint’
die from, die of, pass away as a result of, be a fatality of
catch, develop, contract, pick up, get, become infected with, suffer from, fall victim to, fall ill with
informal come down with, go down with
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.