Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not producing the desired effect:‘social conventions honed over thousands of years were suddenly inefficacious’
fruitless, vain, pointlessView synonyms
- ‘The ambitious but inefficacious poor soul has tried his best.’
- ‘Then I just started wittering in a pretty inefficacious way at the Carribean customer service woman.’
- ‘But though it is not absolutely efficacious under all circumstances, it is of great potency always, and rarely inefficacious.’
- ‘Several writers argue that terrorism is generally inefficacious, strategically counterproductive and unsuccessful in attaining socio-political objectives.’
- ‘Functionalism certainly does not imply that the mind is inefficacious.’
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.