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 wayishView synonyms
- ‘Some of these people I call friends and indeed we still are friends after a fashion.’
- ‘Having picked up new skills, after a fashion, I'm keen to employ them on a proper mountain tour.’
- ‘They toyed with them after a fashion, and then got back on the bus.’
- ‘Strangers think they know you - and they do, after a fashion.’
- ‘It is sly, clever after a fashion, and undeniably effective.’
- ‘It's a question he's pondered too, after a fashion.’
- ‘Quite a few people come looking for cartoon ducks, and they find them, after a fashion.’
- ‘He had become a traitor to his class - after a fashion.’
- ‘And I've constructed my photograph album, after a fashion.’
- ‘A few each year go off to college, 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.