Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the boxes are made from American cherry wood with maple veneer’
surface, lamination, overlay, facing, covering, coat, finish, finishing coat, layer, decorative layer, protective layer, cladding, exterior
patina, varnish, polish, glaze, film, membrane, skin, sheet
2‘a rigid veneer of courtesy hid her mounting fury’
facade, front, false front, show, outward display, appearance, false appearance, outward appearance, impression, image, semblance, posture, pose, guise, disguise, mask, masquerade, pretence, charade, illusion, gloss, camouflage, false colours, smokescreen, cover, cloak
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.