Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I can never be sure whether I come across as witty or buffoonish at work.’
- ‘The transition from buffoonish to sinister is seamless.’
- ‘It's as if these two sides of his character, the passion and the buffoonish clumsiness are interlocked, as if he's a pan that's continually on the verge of boiling over.’
- ‘There is no way of knowing whether he is writing on a level of subversive irony, whether he takes his wacky anarchist ideas seriously or whether they are incited by his buffoonish exhibitionism.’
- ‘In his heyday he was beloved as a comic genius, first from his radio days on The Goon Show, and then in his highly successful years on film, playing a long line of memorable characters headed by the heroically buffoonish Inspector Clouseau.’
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.