Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his eyes were wide open’
fully open, open wide, gaping, agape, yawning, cavernous
2‘the championship race is wide open’
unpredictable, uncertain, unsure, indeterminate, undetermined, unsettled, unforeseeable, in the balance, up in the air
informal anyone's guess
3‘they were wide open to fighter attacks’
unprotected, unguarded, defenceless, undefended, at risk, in danger, endangered
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.