Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘this type of heather grows better in a drier habitat’
kind, sort, variety, class, category, classification, group, set, bracket, genre, genus, species, family, order, breed, race, strain
style, description, designation, condition, quality, nature, manner, design, shape, form, pattern, rank
brand, make, model, line, mark, generation, vintage
stamp, ilk, kidney, cast, grain, mould
North American stripe
2‘two sporty types in tracksuits’
person, individual, character, sort
3‘she characterized his witty sayings as the type of modern wisdom’
epitome, quintessence, essence, perfect example, archetype, model, pattern, paradigm, exemplar, embodiment, personification, avatar
4‘extracts from the report are set in italic type’
print, typeface, face, characters, lettering, letters
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.