Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A confused mixture.‘a farrago of fact and myth about Abraham Lincoln’
untidy heap, confused heap, clutter, muddle, mess, confusion, welter, disarray, disarrangement, tangle, litterView synonyms
- ‘As far as I can tell, it is a farrago of conspiracy theories.’
- ‘His story was such a fantastic farrago of lies and fantasies that it was thrown out by the Scottish judges.’
- ‘It may, for all I know, be a farrago of nonsense from beginning to end, but the authors appear to believe that they are dealing in fact.’
- ‘Either way, it's a farrago of highly dubious nonsense.’
- ‘But he has the ability to run with issues, to blend text messages and audience e-mails into the mix, constructing a surreal farrago of opinion and comment.’
- ‘I couldn't be bothered trawling through the remaining farrago of lazy-minded tripe that our milk-toothed boy has served up for the public to peruse.’
- ‘Why did the parties find it so difficult to reach a compromise, and what will the public make of the farrago?’
- ‘This farrago of nonsense requires a very high standard of stylised comedy acting, which is not in vogue in the 21st Century.’
- ‘What's most interesting about the whole farrago is that a certain floppy-haired Conservative politician has decided to join the travelling circus.’
- ‘What we have got from both camps is a farrago of half-truths and unproven assertions that are repeated even when shown to be blatantly unfounded.’
- ‘The result is a farrago of contradictory ideas, with visions of patriarchs dueling with notions of upward-striving capitalists.’
- ‘The whole farrago is a disaster waiting to happen.’
- ‘What it was, instead, was a farrago of paranoia and pretence, hysteria and lies.’
- ‘The whole farrago is so sublimely bad that it might become a cult classic.’
- ‘Henry, ever the pragmatist, considered the farrago of his brother's recent attempted coup, which had ended in the destruction of the Jacobite clans, to have been the Stuarts' last chance.’
- ‘Frankly, what the hapless visitors to the gallery are now being presented with is a farrago of contextless quotes, statements of belief and reports of misleading hearsay.’
- ‘He said: ‘It just adds to the general impression that what we have been treated to is a farrago of half-truths, assertions and over-the-top spin.’’
- ‘If I'm going to talk about the whole farrago, perhaps it would be best to start by going back to the original report.’
- ‘Those are padded out with a farrago of insinuation and unfounded claims that he can produce no evidence for.’
- ‘This farrago of nonsense was surprisingly influential.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin, literally ‘mixed fodder’, from far ‘corn’.
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.