Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Causing inconvenience or discomfort.
large, big, great, huge, of considerable size, sizeable, substantial, voluminous, immense, enormous, colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, goodly, prodigious, tremendous, gigantic, giant, monumental, stupendous, gargantuan, elephantine, titanic, mountainous, monstrousView synonyms
- ‘Upended, paneled inside and out with mirrors that made its bulk disappear, and outfitted with two bare bulbs at the apex, it had an intentionally incommodious opening the size of a small door.’
- ‘Be careful this incommodious fate does not befall you.’
- ‘If you haven't been to a rock show at a small club lately, it might be hard to imagine how incommodious an experience it can be.’
- ‘Located by London's Temple Bar, this bank was old-fashioned, dark and incommodious.’
- ‘The tower seemed rather incommodious to live in.’
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.