Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having or showing characteristics considered to be characteristic of a governess, especially primness or strictness:‘her governessy tone’
prim and proper, prim, proper, prudish, priggish, puritanical, moralistic, prissy, mimsy, niminy-piminy, shockable, victorian, old-maidish, schoolmistressy, schoolmarmish, governessyView synonyms
- ‘In exasperation, Anne marched over and grabbed him in her firmest governessy hold.’
- ‘To the French she seemed a governessy figure such as they label "the English Miss".’
- ‘In her literature, however, she has got that instructing, governessy tone which is almost hard to bear.’
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.