Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
red, pink, ruddy, glowing, reddish, pinkish, florid, high-coloured, healthy-looking, aglow, burning, flaming, feverish, rubicund, roseate, rosyView synonyms
- ‘I found myself sharing a room with three sleep deprived revelers, who enthusiastically briefed me on the previous night's activity, which consisted primarily of inhaling massive quantities of wine from a goatskin bag, the erubescent liquid invariably cascading profusely down their white linen shirts.’
- ‘Sharazon ran a hand over Kira's cheek, feeling her erubescent gaze seeing into his very soul.’
Mid 18th century: from Latin erubescent- blushing, from the verb erubescere, from e- (variant of ex-) out + rubescere redden (from rubere be red).
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.