Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Try to improve what is already beautiful or excellent.
- ‘I feel that commenting on this response would be gilding the lily.’
- ‘If you want to gild the lily, scatter over grated cheddar cheese and return to oven until oozy and golden brown.’
- ‘They believe they are right, and have never gilded the lily.’
- ‘Yes, the producers gild the lily when they claim to be ‘now, for the first time’ revealing things about the five leaders being examined.’
- ‘‘Today we were magnificent,’ said O'Neill. somewhat gilding the lily.’
- ‘I will not gild the lily; I will say exactly what happened.’
- ‘But I'm not gilding the lily, I truly thought it was impossible, and I refused to address myself emotionally.’
- ‘I like his playing, and he is a fine musician, but sometimes it feels like he is gilding the lily in these performances.’
- ‘It is not necessary to gild the lily by over ornate presentation.’
- ‘But all of them simply gild the lily.’
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.