Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘I turned my head and could just see the flames licking the sky, and clouds of fuliginous, black smoke dissipating into the warm summer air.’
- ‘They were as different as night and day, but both bore the obvious mark of their heritage, the girl in her doll-like features, the boy in his fuliginous hair and slanted eyes the color of sapphires.’
- ‘Neil Warmington's set, with its upstage floral aquarium and gleaming patch of AstroTurf, also evokes a world that is garishly strange without lapsing into the clichés of fuliginous futurism.’
- ‘It was colored white, a stark contrast to the fuliginous coloring of its companion unit.’
- ‘The colour of these larger hyphae, like those in the cortex, deepens with age to a fuliginous shade or to black, eventually causing the wood to appear cinereous to the naked eye.’
Late 16th century (originally describing a vapour as ‘thick and noxious’): from late Latin fuliginosus, from fuligo, fuligin- ‘soot’.
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.