Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An inferior actor or performer, especially one who uses a spurious black accent.
- ‘Yet Streep stomps on them all like she's Godzilla, delivering one of the great hambone performances of our time.’
- ‘Cigar-clenching pulp writer Carradine is the obvious directorial alter-ego, but this amounts to little added depth, as hambone Fuller's public persona has always retained a comic-strip element.’
- ‘He can't help but make his movies comically comment on themselves, from the college as crazy counterculture turmoil of Animal House to the Stallone as hambone old-fashioned farce in Oscar.’
- ‘By comparison, the Miami series suffers from hambone David Caruso's showboating - the shameless way he slips into action hero poses, doffing his sunglasses to brush aside a pesky forelock when jumping from a car.’
- ‘Beside you, even the handsomest hambone will look like a hobo.’
- ‘Pity the quality English actors who took double scale to do a movie that they hoped would make them more bankable and even the never-before-seen hambones who got paid in Skittles.’
- ‘You'll forget the hambone goofy stutter steps and the ‘grab my hand and I'll pull you up the cliff!’ clichés that stud its giant girth.’
- ‘As for the older Hoffman, he seems to be angling for a place in the middle-aged hambone pantheon along with Christopher Walken and Al Pacino.’
- ‘Bug-eyed, helium-voiced hambone Chris Tucker got paid $20 million to do this picture (compared to the $3 million he got for its predecessor).’
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.