Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
To a certain extent but not perfectly.‘he could read after a fashion’
to a certain extent, in a way, in a rough way, somehow or other, somehow, in an approximate manner, in a manner of speaking, in its wayView synonyms
- ‘And I've constructed my photograph album, after a fashion.’
- ‘They toyed with them after a fashion, and then got back on the bus.’
- ‘A few each year go off to college, after a fashion.’
- ‘It's a question he's pondered too, after a fashion.’
- ‘Some of these people I call friends and indeed we still are friends after a fashion.’
- ‘It is sly, clever after a fashion, and undeniably effective.’
- ‘Having picked up new skills, after a fashion, I'm keen to employ them on a proper mountain tour.’
- ‘He had become a traitor to his class - after a fashion.’
- ‘Strangers think they know you - and they do, after a fashion.’
- ‘Quite a few people come looking for cartoon ducks, and they find them, after a fashion.’
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.