Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a set of garden tools’
implement, instrument, utensil, device, apparatus, gadget, appliance, machine, contrivance, contraption, mechanism, aid
informal gimmick, gizmo
hardware, equipment, gear, kit, tackle, paraphernalia
2‘the beautiful Estella is Miss Havisham's tool’
dupe, puppet, pawn, minion, lackey, flunkey, instrument, henchman, creature, cat's paw
informal stooge, sucker, poodle
1‘the book's spine was of red leather, tooled in gold’
ornament, embellish, decorate, work, shape, cut, chase, dress, fashion
2‘they tooled around town in their souped up cars’
drive, bowl, ride, motor, travel
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.