Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The quality of being easily bent; flexibility:‘an excellent combination of strength, pliability, and elasticity’
flexibility, pliancy, elasticity, whippiness, suppleness, malleability, plasticity, springiness, ductility, bendabilityView synonyms
- ‘Her work has a similar pliability and its good to see her work in a major competition even if it is a relatively uninspiring painting.’
- ‘Is this the unprincipled pliability I detest in the people I put up with at Rome?’
- ‘Preferment should be based on merit and not pliability.’
- ‘It is also a useful barometer of the loyalty and pliability of Labour and Lib Dem back-benchers.’
- ‘I'm just heating it to its point of pliability, rather than liquefying it all over again.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.