Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Displaying earthy humour; bawdy.‘the conversation was often highly Rabelaisian’
ribald, racy, bawdy, vulgar, coarse, earthy, risqué, lewd, blue, spicyView synonyms
- ‘He was also a man of Rabelaisian appetites, fiercely loyal friendships, and great good humour.’
- ‘But his own description of life's eternal bounciness seems to me much more gaily Rabelaisian than is the novel as a whole.’
- ‘Her appetites were as spirited as his and released an almost Rabelaisian exuberance in them both.’
- ‘The characters in this novel are representational, especially since they are given to us in larger-than-life Rabelaisian caricature.’
Mid 18th century: suggestive of the humour of François Rabelais.
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.