Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the decline and ultimate collapse of the Empire’
eventual, last, final, concluding, conclusive, terminal, end, endmost, furthest
resulting, ensuing, consequent, subsequent
2‘ultimate truths about human civilization’
fundamental, basic, primary, prime, elementary, elemental, absolute, actual, definitive, central, key, crucial, vital, essential, pivotal
3‘the ultimate gift for cat lovers’
best, ideal, greatest, supreme, paramount, superlative, highest, unsurpassed, unrivalled, topmost, utmost, optimum, quintessential
1‘a studio apartment offering the ultimate in luxury living’
utmost, optimum, last word, very limit, height, epitome, peak, pinnacle, acme, apex, apogee, zenith, culmination, perfection, nonpareil, extreme, extremity
crème de la crème, dernier cri, beau idéal
ne plus ultra
informal the best thing since sliced bread, the bee's knees, the cat's pyjamas, the cat's whiskers
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.