Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she put the plates on the table’
bench, board, work surface, worktop, counter, desk, bar, buffet, stand, workbench, worktable, top, horizontal surface, surface
2‘he was reputed to provide an excellent table’
meal, food, fare, diet, board, menu, nourishment, nutriment
eatables, rations, provisions
informal spread, grub, chow, eats, nosh
archaic victuals, vittles, viands
3‘the text is accompanied by numerous tables’
list, chart, diagram, figure, graph, plan
catalogue, inventory, digest, enumeration, tabulation, index, directory, register, itemization, record
1‘an opposition MP had tabled a question in parliament’
submit, put forward, bring forward, propose, suggest, move, enter, lodge, file, introduce, air, moot, lay
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.