Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Pleasant and cheerful:‘I had the feeling that my entrance had spoiled the gemütlich atmosphere’
friendly, agreeable, amiable, affable, nice, genial, likeable, amicable, lovely, good-humoured, personable, congenial, hospitable, approachable, good-natured, companionableView synonyms
- ‘There is a gemütlich quality to this moral vision, a hint of pipe-and-slippers.’
- ‘Despite the ‘noise,’ I found this a perfect place for our meeting, pleasant, gemütlich and inspiring.’
- ‘The Saxons are gemütlich and welcoming to visitors, so the cliche runs (as, to be fair, does my experience of them).’
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.