Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘park your car on the road verge’
edge, border, margin, side, brink, rim, lip, limit, boundary, outskirts, perimeter, periphery, borderline, frontier
end, extremity, termination
fringes, bounds, limits, confines
literary bourn, marge, skirt
2‘Spain was on the verge of a major economic crisis’
brink, threshold, edge, point, dawn
starting point, start
1‘she showed a degree of caution that verged on the obsessive’
tend towards, incline to, incline towards, border on, approach, near, come near, be close to, be near to, touch on, be tantamount to, be more or less, be not far from, approximate to, resemble, be similar to
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.