Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Made to continue for a long time, especially for longer than is necessary:‘spun-out news coverage’
prolonged, protracted, lengthy, overlong, extended, long-drawn-out, drawn-out, spun-out, dragged-out, seemingly endless, lingering, interminableView synonyms
- ‘The papers the students gave me based on the class discussions were seldom written but rather done in garish-colored illustrations or long, spun-out snakes of handwritten doggerel.’
- ‘It takes 60 votes to bring the spun-out debate known as a filibuster to an end, and a simple majority for final passage.’
- ‘Both CDs end in lengthy spun-out remixes.’
- ‘But breakfast was slow - spun-out slow - and she kept looking at her watch.’
- ‘His descriptive powers are impressive, as are his spun-out fantasies and playful wit.’
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.