Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his writing is much larger than mine’
handwriting, hand, script, penmanship, pen, print, printing, longhand, calligraphy, chirography
informal scribble, scrawl, fist
2writings‘she has had published various writings on comparative education’
compositions, works, oeuvre, opus, books, volumes, publications, titles, tomes
papers, articles, essays
omen, ill omen, bad omen, portent, sign, indication, presage, warning, forewarning, foreshadowing, forecast, harbinger, augury, threat, menace, signal, hint, straw in the wind
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.