Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
In an uninteresting manner that lacks strong emotion, features, or characteristics:‘he smiled blandly at me’‘he proved to be a blandly handsome man’
- ‘The mockups of cocktail bars and first-class cabins look blandly four-star.’
- ‘Under questioning, he claimed total ignorance of events and blandly refused to assist the authorities.’
- ‘Investors need to be careful about looking too blandly at current share prices relative to historic price for cyclical stocks.’
- ‘Too bad if patients want to see the sun or anything as blandly comfortable as a car or a footpath.’
- ‘Her autobiography refuses to give the reader anything more than a blandly introspective narrative.’
- ‘It's a blandly renovated building with a pretentious marquis bedecked with flags.’
- ‘Some people still appreciate blandly outdated entertainment, perhaps making this little film a nice present for Grandma.’
- ‘These reviews are increasingly characterized by their blandly uncritical quality.’
- ‘He was blandly dressed in a white shirt and burgundy tie.’
- ‘Instead of witty banter, lines are delivered blandly, leaving little room for laughs or sexual tension.’
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.