Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.‘a surreal mix of fact and fantasy’
zany, madcap, offbeat, quirky, outlandish, eccentric, idiosyncratic, ridiculous, nonsensical, crazy, absurd, insane, far out, fantastic, bizarre, peculiar, weird, odd, strange, cranky, freakishView synonyms
- ‘The whole episode, he says, had been so surreal he was expecting the strangest of conclusions.’
- ‘The events still seem to have an insanely surreal and improbable edge to them.’
- ‘It was strangely haunting and surreal and somehow gave the impression of being French.’
- ‘She also has a splendid surreal streak, which she doesn't get to use enough.’
- ‘It combined multiple monitors in a striking, somewhat surreal sculptural assembly.’
- ‘Dining out in Japan is a lot more diverse and surreal than it used to be.’
- ‘We can honestly say it's the most surreal piece of artwork we've ever seen - but we love it!’
- ‘Paul is manic and edgy on stage, with the occasional flash of surreal genius.’
- ‘These are combined with compositions straight out of film noir at its most surreal.’
- ‘She's also an up-and-coming fiction writer with a penchant for the dark and surreal.’
- ‘How we manage to exist like this, with these great surreal contrasts, is a mystery to me.’
- ‘This possibility was so surreal to me that I contemplated doing it just for the experience.’
- ‘Decision met with a surreal mix of silence and a notable lack of complaints from anyone in a red and white shirt.’
- ‘That weird, surreal, juxtaposed image will be one that stays with me forever.’
- ‘It's surreal, to see somebody who looks like fiction, standing there in the room.’
- ‘The disbelief compounded a bizarre, almost surreal fortnight for the south coast club.’
- ‘His universe was a bizarre and surreal place but his writing also hinted at serious themes.’
- ‘The crazy collage of styles is here but, overall, the feel is less zany and surreal.’
- ‘I heard somewhere that Salvador Dali used that technique in order to dream up his surreal images.’
- ‘It was surreal and very funny - all I needed was a white cat to stroke menacingly and I was set.’
1930s: back-formation from surrealism.
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.