Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘there are vacancies for computer technicians’
opening, position, vacant position, situation, situation vacant, post, job, day job, opportunity, job opportunity, placement, place, niche, slot
2‘every seaside guest house had a ‘No Vacancies’ sign hanging in the window’
unoccupied room, room
3‘Cathy stared into vacancy, seeing nothing’
empty space, emptiness, vacuity, nothingness, void, vacantness, nullity, oblivion
4‘impartiality is nothing more than a vacancy of mind’
empty-headedness, lack of thought, lack of intelligence, brainlessness, denseness, thickness, vacuousness, vacuity, inaneness, inanity, stupidity
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.