Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the village cricket team’
group, squad, side, band, bunch, company, party, gang, selection, crew, troupe, set, line-up, array
body, corps, cadre, partnership, alliance, working party, posse
2‘a team of horses’
pair, span, yoke, duo, set, rig, tandem
1‘the horses are teamed in pairs’
harness, yoke, saddle, bridle, hitch up, couple
2‘for the long, lean look, team a loose-fitting T-shirt with a pair of matching shorts’
match, coordinate, complement, pair up
3‘you could team up with another artist to produce a larger exhibition’
join forces, collaborate, get together, come together, band together, work together
unite, combine, cooperate, merge, link, ally, associate, amalgamate, integrate, fraternize, form an alliance, pool resources, club together
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.