Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘for over five thousand years ginseng has been used as a natural tonic’
stimulant, restorative, refresher, cordial
informal pick-me-up, bracer, livener
2‘we found the change of scene a tonic’
boost, stimulant, fillip, pleasure
stimulus, spur, push
informal shot in the arm, pick-me-up, reviver
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.