Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Decorate.‘he led us into a room bedecked with tinsel’
decorate, adorn, ornament, trim, deck, enhance, beautify, prettify, embellish, furnish, garnish, grace, enrich, dress up, trick outView synonyms
- ‘If there is anyone out there who is interested in helping with the preparation of the day, which includes bedecking the town in festive bunting, etc., to come along to their weekly meetings on Thursdays.’
- ‘The streets and cars in England might be bedecked with St George flags.’
- ‘The entrance to the store was bedecked in hundreds of green and yellow balloons, and the store itself is just fabulous.’
- ‘The streets all have to be orange too, bedecked by orange balloons and bunting, ready for the crowds to appear.’
- ‘Like the first cuckoo of spring and the first swallow of the summer I have spotted the first Christmas light bedecked house!’
- ‘At the time I figured I could bedeck my hood with a fabulous array of ornaments.’
- ‘Displayed in the shops, which have been bedecked for the occasion, are giant Valentine cards.’
- ‘The rooms are bedecked with handmade ornaments and shimmery garlands, and stockings are hung by the chimney with care.’
- ‘With her long black skirt and fruit and flower bedecked hat she looked every inch the children's nanny and as a nursery teacher in real life it's a role she is not entirely unfamiliar with.’
- ‘The place is bedecked with excellent furniture, huge gardens, a barn, a wharf and other buildings.’
- ‘It will be a marvellous occasion when the counties lock horns on Saturday week, and expect a huge crowd to be there bedecked in blue and white.’
- ‘It was a sparkling occasion as the newly constructed conference centre in the hotel was bedecked in blue and white for the occasion.’
- ‘The hall was bedecked using balloons and festoons, with candle-lit tables adding to the carnival ambience.’
- ‘The capital, Dublin, was bedecked in green, orange and white, with homes, offices, banks and even cars decorated with the Irish tricolour.’
- ‘Each table in the Burlington's massive ballroom was bedecked with flowers and nicely augmented with clusters of green and red balloons.’
- ‘They've already got out the Christmas cakes and puddings, and half an aisle is bedecked in holly and red and green decorations.’
- ‘And the sea of tricolours bedecking all kinds of vehicles seemed to encourage others to put up their own tricolours.’
- ‘Fore Street will be bedecked with flags and decorations with street entertainment laid on daily from July 12.’
- ‘The women were bedecked in every shade of purple and every shape of hat.’
- ‘Gold has also become a part of our social customs to such an extent that bedecking a bride with ornaments made of gold is considered a must by the bride's family.’
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.