Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Using or relating to onomatopoeia:‘onomatopoeic words like ‘bang’ and ‘coo’’
imitative, echoicView synonyms
- ‘The onomatopoeic tune that resulted was hilarious, but the implication that in a digital universe all correspondences are known in advance was rather disturbing.’
- ‘He is the most onomatopoeic of the leading poets, able to imitate the sounds of everything from bird calls to the eerie noise of cracking ice.’
- ‘Often it stems from his words, which, as in a misspelled grocery sign or an onomatopoeic utterance, appear both everyday and incorrect.’
- ‘In the silent film, allied to the onomatopoeic imitation of sound was the expectation of sound where there was none.’
- ‘Genre names don't get more onomatopoeic than crunk.’
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.