Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Immediately:‘hop down here toot sweet and let's have a look at it’
immediately, at once, straight away, right away, instantaneously, suddenly, abruptly, all of a sudden, on the instant, at a stroke, forthwith, then and there, there and then, here and now, this/that, that very minute, this very minute, that instant, this instantView synonyms
- ‘That and three bucks will get you a grande latte, so please go forth and check out Queer Day's Queery Awards, toot sweet!’
- ‘Having to pay their own rent, rather than sponging absolutely everything off their parents and making no contribution to the household budget whatsoever, will ensure they get themselves motivated to work pretty damn toot sweet I reckon.’
- ‘So, Monday night no calls from the hospital telling me to get there toot sweet (or is it tout suite?)’
- ‘You can add a user-interface to your script toot sweet and get it up and running in no time. Go into Project Builder and create a new project.’
- ‘Once we get some people yelping it on transcontinental and international flights, it'll become part of the national zeitgeist toot sweet.’
- ‘‘Move your bloody car toot sweet, we'll be back in 15 minutes to check on you’ (may have been) barked.’
- ‘By enrolling thousands of the uninsured, proponents figured that they'd have the money rolling in toot sweet.’
- ‘So I was down at childcare toot sweet, and took the sprat off to the local.’
- ‘They're usually really nice about customer service stuff so I'm hoping they'll fix it up toot sweet.’
- ‘I'm getting pretty sick of men, though, so I guess I gotta find me an aggressive girl, toot sweet.’
Mid 19th century: anglicized form of French tout de suite; only used in representations of French speech before the First World War.
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.