Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A curt and unhelpful reply.
curt, abrupt, terse, brusque, blunt, short, clipped, snappy, snappish, sharp, crisp, tart, gruff, offhand, ungracious, rude, impolite, discourteous, bad-temperedView synonyms
- ‘But wanting a game console and a mobile phone for a birthday got a pretty dusty answer.’
- ‘Anyone who did approach us would be given a dusty answer.’
- ‘The SSP's representative raising this point in debate, received a dusty answer from the First Minister about not running to Westminster ‘every time we have a nose-bleed’.’
- ‘They tried to force a political blueprint on to the North East and they got a dusty answer.’
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.