Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘vast impersonal motorways supplanted the agreeably irregular network of real roads’
replace, displace, supersede, take the place of, take over from, substitute for, undermine, override
2‘he was asking the man he supplanted as Prime Minister for help’
oust, usurp, overthrow, remove, topple, unseat, depose, dethrone, eject, dispel
succeed, come after, step into the shoes of
informal fill someone's boots, crowd out, defenestrate
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.