Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it had been a particularly trying day’
stressful, difficult, taxing, demanding, tough, hard, heavy
pressured, testing, frustrating, fraught, traumatic, arduous, gruelling
tiring, fatiguing, exhausting, wearing
informal hellish, a bitch of a, a stinker of a
2‘Steve was turning out to be very trying’
annoying, irritating, exasperating, maddening, infuriating
tiresome, irksome, troublesome, bothersome, vexatious
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.