Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
old-fashioned, outmoded, out of fashion, out of date, unfashionable, frumpish, frumpy, out of style, outdated, dated, out, outworn, old, former, dead, musty, old-time, old-world, behindhand, past, bygone, archaic, obsolescent, obsolete, ancient, antiquated, superannuatedView synonyms
- ‘Have you found out how to work any of those old-fangled weapons yet?’
- ‘He measures pain and capacity to suffer in neat units and disregards old-fangled notions such as species or emotion.’
- ‘The best film of 2003 is available on DVD (and old-fangled videotape)’
- ‘The money and resources expended on ensuring portability of old-fangled phone numbers will be diverted from other projects.’
- ‘The assumption continues to be an old-fangled, and, I'd argue, antiquated one: that the media will, in the end, always represent a mainstream, establishment consensus view.’
- ‘One of the villagers showed him an old-fangled film projector which his paternal grandfather had requisitioned to show movies to the villagers.’
- ‘At one stage yesterday afternoon - and again this morning - it all became too much and every bulb went out, leaving the picturesque old-fangled Edgbaston scoreboard to carry on manfully.’
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.