Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of poor quality; worthless:‘they've won one poxy trophy’
minute, small-scale, scaled-down, mini, baby, toy, pocket, fun-size, petite, dwarfish, knee-high, miniature, minuscule, microscopic, nanoscopic, infinitesimal, micro, diminutive, pocket-sized, reduced, lilliputianView synonyms
- ‘There was no option but to disassemble the poxy thing, stuff it back into it's box (needless to say they never go back in) and schlep back to Croydon.’
- ‘Our parents and, even worse, our grandparents - people who remained engaged for five or six years so they could save up enough to buy a whole house, not just the poxy five per cent deposit - must think we are insane.’
- ‘So I sat there for the whole exam staring miserably at this poxy exam paper and waiting for the first opportunity of escape.’
- ‘I think I wrote about what I'd had to drink and how poxy the audience were though.’
- ‘I'm just sick to the back teeth of waiting for this poxy thing to show up.’
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.