Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘what the land needs is a champion, someone to unite the people and restore order’
unify, join, link, connect, combine, amalgamate, fuse, integrate, weld, bond, stick together, bring together, knit together
glue, cement, coalesce
2‘environmentalists and union activists united to demand changes’
join together, join forces, combine, associate, band together, club together, ally, cooperate, collaborate, work together, act together, pull together, get together, team up, go into partnership, work side by side, pool resources
informal gang up
3‘in his designs he sought to unite comfort with elegance’
merge, mix, blend, mingle, combine, synthesize, commix, admix, intermix, commingle, homogenize
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.