Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they stood on the threshold of the church’
doorstep, sill, doorsill, doorway, entrance, entry, way in, door, gate, gateway, portal, approach
2‘these young people are at the threshold of their careers’
start, starting point, beginning, brink, verge, edge, dawn, birth, origin, inception, conception, opening, launch, inauguration, institution, initiation, debut, creation, day one
3‘100 dB is close to the human threshold of pain’
lower limit, starting point, minimum, margin
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.