Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An assortment of small items.
odds and ends, oddments, stuff, paraphernalia, things, miscellanea, bric-a-brac, sundries, knick-knacks, souvenirs, keepsakes, mementoes, lumber, flotsam and jetsamView synonyms
- ‘On top of all of that I discovered numerous bits and pieces of farm equipment scattered around the place.’
- ‘We have called in to pick up a few bits and pieces, and to collect a rather expensive lamp for K's mother.’
- ‘It's an epidemic, I thought, standing in the sun outside while I sorted my bag of bits and pieces.’
- ‘Your poor pal has just made a terrifying investment and, as you say, is having to shell out for new furnishings and other bits and bobs.’
- ‘So far I have written 4 complete songs, with bits and bobs for another couple more; this is since last Sunday.’
- ‘There was a large collection of tools and other bits and bobs to look at, including the splendid generators.’
- ‘The actual textiles seemed to be of all kinds, a few whole garments, old socks, hankies, torn-off sleeves, j-cloths, rags, babies' stuff, bits and bobs.’
- ‘However there are other equally interesting bits and pieces on display.’
- ‘I had to pick up a couple of bits and bobs in Sainsbury, so didn't get started in the kitchen until almost half seven.’
- ‘So the Guru and I wandered off to Ikebukuro for the afternoon to nose, buy some bits and pieces, that sort of thing.’
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.