Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘supporters of gun control’
advocate, backer, adherent, promoter, champion, defender, upholder, votary, partisan, crusader, proponent, campaigner, believer, apologist
2‘potential Labour supporters’
backer, helper, adherent, follower, ally, voter, disciple, comrade, apologist, fanatic
member, card-carrying member, insider
3‘the society is a charity that relies on its members and supporters for its income’
contributor, donor, benefactor, sponsor, backer, patron, subscriber, friend, well-wisher
4‘the end of the match was greeted by cheers from both sets of supporters’
fan, follower, enthusiast, devotee, lover, admirer, zealot, aficionado
informal buff, freak, nut
British informal barmy army
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.