Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘this volume could stand in pride of place in any library’
book, publication, tome, hardback, paperback, softback, work, opus, title, treatise, manual, almanac, compendium
2‘a large glass syringe of known volume is weighed with and without the gas’
capacity, cubic measure, size, magnitude, largeness, bigness, mass, bulk, extent, extensiveness
dimensions, proportions, measurements
3‘a huge volume of water is released from the dam’
quantity, amount, proportion, portion, measure, mass, bulk
4‘she leaned forward to turn the volume down’
loudness, sound, amplification
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.