Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(1889–1945), Austrian-born Nazi leader, Chancellor of Germany 1933–45.
- 1.1as noun a Hitler A person with authoritarian or tyrannical characteristics.‘little Hitlers of the Trade Union movement’
- ‘So how about it: do we have any Hitlers or Stalins here?’
- ‘That's what the new Hitlers tell us - If you wanna live, better listen to us.’
- ‘I left the site on that wind-swept cold afternoon wondering why such reminders of the past like Dachau have failed to deter the latter-day Hitlers.’
- ‘The people said among themselves, ‘We have produced our own Hitlers.’’
- ‘Does this sort of rhetoric make us more likely to accurately identify future Hitlers, or less?’
- ‘What right do these tinpot Hitlers have to tell other people what children they can have?’
- ‘Let's not repeat the mistakes of WWII and try to negotiate with the Hitlers of the world.’
- ‘And now the head of the whole organization stands mum while asking for more money from the alleged Hitlers and Mussolinis.’
- ‘Faced with a sea of little Hitlers, Schulz mutters almost to himself, ‘One Furhrer is enough!’’
- ‘Munich is the mind-set, but not if it prevents us from confronting still more little Hitlers.’
- ‘What I think is important is that there are other possible Hitlers out there.’
- ‘But they're rude, they're abrupt, and they act like little tin Hitlers, lording it over their domain.’
- ‘Gen is an almost normal being to the Hitlers of the school.’
- ‘Max Weber called it charisma, the strange power possessed by prophets and saviors, by heroes and demagogues, by the Gandhis and the Hitlers alike.’
- ‘She equated those in the U.S. who refused to stand up for equality, justice, and human rights in the nation to small Hitlers.’
- ‘That was an extreme case but don't we all see our very own Hitlers in real life.’
- ‘I'm not going to bother fighting any giant alien dinosaurs or zombie Hitlers so I can topple Mr. X's fascist regime.’
- 1.1as noun a Hitler A person with authoritarian or tyrannical characteristics.
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.