Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having a grim or scowling expression:‘a boot-faced police sergeant’
stern, forbidding, uninviting, unapproachable, aloof, distantView synonyms
- ‘The boot-faced former MP has complained.’
- ‘Her West End debut has been another antidote to the occasionally boot-faced Havers.’
- ‘She gets the better of her boot-faced teacher with an environmental project involving her family and a tree-saving campaign.’
- ‘You never know, it may just be a nervous laugh, brought on by facing up to five boot-faced, judgemental, snidey so-and-sos like you lot.’
- ‘She soon lapses back into her impersonation of a boot-faced police sergeant.’
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.