Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tightrope walker.
tumbler, gymnastView synonyms
- ‘This is the first and only edition of the first treatise about acrobats and funambulists.’
- ‘Most of the banquets lasted 8-10 hours, with some pauses for a concert or a representation with clowns, circus and funambulists.’
- ‘Other members of the cast of La Nouba include funambulists, dancers, tumblers, trapeze performers, equilibrists, clowns, actors, acrogymnasts, cyclists, musicians, vocalists and circus artists.’
- ‘These acts, which range from trampoline performers to high wire funambulists, provide audience members with edge-of-your-seat excitement and pulse-pounding suspense.’
- ‘The masked funambulist Ginés de Pasamonte was disguised as the puppeteer Master Pedro?’
- ‘Caillois looked to the funambulist for inspiration: he who ‘only succeeds if he is sure enough of himself to rely upon vertigo instead of trying to resist it.’’
- ‘After all, both men were both expert funambulists, having risen to the rank of Black Belt in the Ringling Brothers School of Aerial Arts.’
- ‘Then, from one generation the next, the Venetians battled the elements like funambulists walking a tight-rope.’
- ‘Travelling spectacle represents the oldest tradition with showmen, funambulists, conjuring tricks and acrobatics.’
- ‘On August 7, 1974, French funambulist Petit, then 24, performed an astonishing high-wire act on a cable that he and his accomplices had surreptitiously rigged between the north and south towers of the World Trade Center.’
- ‘Jean Francois Gravelet, aka Charles Blondin, was considered to be one of the greatest funambulists (aerialists/tightrope-walkers) of all time.’
Late 18th century: from French funambule or Latin funambulus (from funis rope + ambulare to walk) + -ist.
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.