Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The quality of having a friendly and cheerful manner; affability:‘he was endowed with geniality and good humour’
friendliness, affability, cordiality, congeniality, amiability, warmth, easy-going nature, approachability, sympathetic nature, good nature, good humour, cheerfulness, cheeriness, neighbourliness, hospitality, companionableness, bluffnesssociability, conviviality, gregariousnesschumminess, pallinessmateynessView synonyms
- ‘People still spoke of the startling geniality of its citizens and the rare peace of its neighbourhood.’
- ‘An awareness of what really matters in life is why he is able to exhibit such geniality and good grace when dealing with the ferocious criticism that has come his way.’
- ‘The letters are serious when they should be, yet packed with geniality and wisdom.’
- ‘I doubt that anyone, even someone with the president's geniality and popularity could get much through the Senate these days.’
- ‘‘We have a visitor,’ Ben said with forced geniality as he dismounted.’
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.