Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Causing a severe headache:‘a head-splitting hangover’‘head-splitting high squeals’
noisy, blaring, booming, deafening, roaring, thunderous, thundering, tumultuous, clamorous, blasting, head-splitting, ear-splitting, ear-piercing, piercingView synonyms
- ‘As it turned out, being in a house full of comedians was less side-splitting than it was head-splitting.’
- ‘Behind the head-splitting cacophony of grating guitar noise, Gillard yelps humorously childlike bathroom scrawling for the entire length of this 28 minute release.’
- ‘The collection suggests head-splitting bass and glossy productions aren't so important.’
- ‘She can now admit that the pressure of fame was almost head-splitting at times.’
- ‘If Sara had seen her friend a mere week later, after another head splitting lesson, she would have been astounded by the progress Alex was making.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.