Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Excessively sweet in taste:‘a cup of oversweet tea’
banal, trite, hackneyed, commonplace, clichéd, predictable, stereotyped, platitudinous, inane, fatuous, vapid, jejune, weak, feeble, tired, stale, overworked, overused, well wornView synonyms
- ‘Organic seared salmon with a sesame crust and a marginally oversweet, faintly citric sauce could have done with some seasoning.’
- ‘Alternative boneless wings are chicken tenders soggy with that same oversweet sauce.’
- ‘‘Now, this is Puck,’ Linda motioned to the gothic boy who waved vaguely at her and downed another glass of lemonade, wincing at the oversweet taste.’
- ‘Plum wine jelly with plum sorbet and diced lightly cooked plums was refreshing, light, not oversweet.’
- ‘Plus, the raspberry cognac sauce is oversweet.’
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.