Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1[mass noun] The accumulation of gas in the alimentary canal:‘foods that may cause flatulence’
pomposity, pompousness, pretension, pretentiousness, posing, posturing, grandiosity, grandness, grandiloquence, bombast, turgidity, hot airintestinal gas, wind, gasView synonyms
- ‘Larger amounts can cause gastrointestinal discomfort, like bloating or flatulence.’
- ‘A pinch of aniseed and one of cumin in a cup of boiling milk will relieve flatulence.’
- ‘Dill also has medicinal values and was used for ailments such as flatulence and colic.’
- ‘And wives don't find flatulence as entertaining or savory as their husbands believe.’
- ‘Side effects may include constipation, heartburn and flatulence.’
- ‘He has authored or co-authored more than 100 scientific articles on flatulence.’
- ‘I read that you can make a tea with a common cooking ingredient for flatulence.’
- ‘Burt's flatulence is legendary in snowboard circles.’
- ‘Flatulence in an elevator is not so funny when you are actually riding the elevator.’
- ‘Were the farmers consulted over the flatulence tax?’
- ‘The most commonly reported symptoms were distension and flatulence.’
- ‘Throughout history, some of the most profound artists have found humor in the subject of flatulence.’
- ‘The utter bliss of this situation is spoilt by my worries over morning flatulence.’
- ‘Fennel tea is another time-honored way to fight flatulence.’
- ‘Activated charcoal capsules are also marketed to alleviate flatulence.’
- ‘I have a major problem of flatulence that is rather embarrassing.’
- ‘Surgery can disrupt your digestive system, resulting in flatulence.’
- ‘Diet can be an important factor in helping to reduce flatulence.’
- ‘As usual a great time was had by all except for an outbreak of gratuitous flatulence.’
- ‘We could not find a reference to confirm that this supplement might reduce flatulence.’
- 1.1 Inflated or pretentious speech or writing; pomposity:‘the flatulence characterizing his writings’
- ‘We now know that this was financial flatulence based on wishful thinking rather than any hard analysis.’
- ‘But for the most part, the beauty is lost in the sonic flatulence of self-important experimentation.’
- ‘The sheer flatulence of ego on display beggars description.’
- ‘Today we have seen him fluff and flounce; he has been full of verbal flatulence all day.’
- ‘What a pleasure it was to see an intelligent, meaningful editorial instead of the usual monthly brain flatulence.’
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.