Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a gentleman of wealth and distinction’
affluence, prosperity, opulence, riches, means, substance, luxury, well-being, plenty, deep pockets
money, cash, lucre, capital, principal, treasure, fortune, finance
assets, possessions, resources, effects, goods, funds, valuables
property, stock, reserves, securities, holdings, belongings, chattels
informal wherewithal, dough, bread
2‘the coastline has a wealth of bird life’
abundance, profusion, plethora, mine, store, treasury, copiousness, plenitude, amplitude, bounty, cornucopia
informal lot, load, heap, mass, pile, mountain, ocean, sea, stack, ton
British informal shedload
NZ Australian informal swag
vulgar slang shitload
North American vulgar slang assload
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.