Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a church tower’
column, pillar, obelisk
1‘he towered above her’
soar, rise, loom, ascend, mount, rear, reach high, stand high
overshadow, overlook, overhang, hang over, dominate
2‘tourism towers over all other features of the urban economy’
surpass, excel, outshine, outclass, outstrip, overshadow, cap, top, transcend, trump, dominate, eclipse, dwarf, be head and shoulders above, put something in the shade, put something to shame
upstage, beat, better
informal be a cut above, run circles around, run rings around, leave something standing
archaic outrival, outvie
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.