Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the next thing we knew we were surrounded by cops’
encircle, enclose, encompass, ring, gird, girdle, go around
fence in, wall in, hedge in, hem in, close in, confine, ring, ring round, bound, circumscribe, delimit, cut off
besiege, siege, beset, beleaguer, throng, trap
rare environ, enwreathe
1‘a tiled fireplace with a wood surround’
border, edging, edge, perimeter, boundary, margin, skirting, skirt, fringe
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.