Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Resembling or decorated with feathers.
feathered, plumedView synonyms
- ‘A squirrel dashed across the road, plumy tail bouncing behind it, and went up a tree.’
- ‘Although the plumy flowers are beautiful, the form, color, and texture of miscanthus foliage is quite striking by itself.’
- ‘"Uncle Bob," she said, as she drew a long white glove over her elbow, her face shadowed by her plumy hat,’
- ‘He was just coming down for dinner (I was sitting at the bottom of the stairs) when a plump woman with straw-colored hair and a big plumy hat came in.’
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.