Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a short speech on a theme of your choice’
subject, topic, subject matter
matter, issue, question, concern
idea, concept, thread, motif, trope, keynote, message
thesis, argument, text
gist, essence, core, substance, burden, thrust
2‘the first violin takes up the theme’
melody, tune, air, motif, leitmotif
3‘students writing themes in French’
essay, composition, paper, dissertation
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.