Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Sudden violent anger or aggressive behaviour provoked in a passenger on board an aircraft by the stress associated with air travel.
annoyance, vexation, exasperation, crossness, irritation, irritability, indignation, pique, displeasure, resentmentView synonyms
- ‘An aviation psychiatrist who advises airlines on the risks posed by air rage has revealed the threat of in-flight vigilantes is already being taken seriously.’
- ‘Being subjected to unwanted interference in public places is becoming an issue and cell phone rage, along with road and air rage is on the rise.’
- ‘On whether air rage is a real thing or just something they like to talk about in the media these days: ‘It's a reality but not a big problem.’’
- ‘As for introducing mobile phones on aircraft, we are at something of a loss to explain how this idea is compatible with reducing incidences of air rage.’
- ‘The government has formed a working party to collect data from airlines about air rage, in order that the phenomenon can be properly measured.’
- ‘Foss examines the psychology of flying - air rage, fear, overcrowding.’
- ‘Opponents even suggest that allowing fliers to use cell phones could lead to an increase in air rage.’
- ‘He ended up in prison for a trumped-up charge of air rage.’
- ‘Some also express fears that sky marshals could be tempted to become involved in less dangerous incidents, such as cases of air rage or drunken brawls on board.’
- ‘The journey provides numerous hazards - aeroplanes carry the risk of deep-vein thrombosis, terrorists or other passengers with air rage.’
- ‘Judges have been accused of being too lenient when dealing with drunk, abusive and violent air rage offenders.’
- ‘I'm tired of road rage and air rage and explosions and death.’
- ‘It is the travel insurance for our times: cover against witnessing air rage.’
- ‘The safety of passengers and crew is paramount and we will not tolerate air rage in any shape or form, although such incidents are fortunately extremely rare.’
- ‘Flight attendants are concerned not only about terrorists, but also about passengers' air rage if they're forced to sit and listen to someone else chatter for three or four hours.’
- ‘There is air rage, delays, mechanical problems, over-crowding, excessive tickets, rotten food.’
- ‘When exactly did air rage become the new thing?’
- ‘Road rage, air rage, work stress, etc. have invaded our society.’
- ‘Leading insurance firms are offering airline passengers special cover against air rage attacks after reports of violence on UK flights soared in the last year.’
- ‘The airline recorded more than 230 cases of air rage last year, although it does not log incidents that happen on the ground.’
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.