Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
treated as singular A form of free jazz in which musicians improvise simultaneously on a melodic line at various pitches.
- ‘Despite this, the sheer volume of sound serves as a uniting force and in some ways it seems to suggest a sort of free jazz guitar version of Ornette Coleman harmolodics.’
- ‘Despite the commercial viability of both genres, he has had no desire to replicate harmolodics any more than straightforward bebop.’
- ‘The latters skewed Delta Blues harmolodics are evoked in ‘Somewhere in the East’, where a spot of retuning gives the guitar a sour, oud like sound (even though the melody hints at ‘Strangers in the Night’).’
1970s: coined by the American saxophonist Ornette Coleman (born 1930) and said to be a blend of harmony, movement, and melodic.
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.