Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a person) not easily excited; unexcitable.
forbearing, uncomplaining, tolerant, long-suffering, resigned, stoicalView synonyms
- ‘I suppose it is the result of falling in love with an inexcitable sort of a woman, that I had rather sit here and talk quietly than waltz.’
- ‘For the most part, he's very inexcitable and subsequently unphased by any threat.’
- ‘Even the inexcitable old doctor had felt the attraction which had already conquered three such dissimilar people as Alban Morris, Cecilia Wyvil, and Francine de Sor.’
- ‘Adam is an inexcitable 28-year-old who works at the local Seattle public radio station and never takes risks.’
- ‘I was greeted at the front desk of the New York State Labor Office by the usual inexcitable nose-picking troglodyte.’
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.