Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Done with ease or fluency:‘flexibility and unlaboured movement’
natural, unlaboured, easy, unaffected, unforced, uncontrived, unmannered, unstilted, unpretentious, without airs, artless, guileless, informal, casual, nonchalant, spontaneous, impromptu, ad libView synonyms
- ‘It would have been all too easy for LeBlanc to have played this book for sentiment and shocked social justice; her tone is blunt and unlaboured.’
- ‘And Molnár's comedies do have the most unlabored, delusively easeful air of happy improvisations.’
- ‘But it's a key to the flavor of his work that these share the unlabored look of the just-made pictures, which, in turn, have the intellectual complexity and material finesse of a long-term project.’
- ‘Some ascribe this to his natural genius; while others think that incredible effort and toil produced these, to all appearances, easy and unlaboured results.’
- ‘Maybe this is the kind of stuff - these interesting but unlabored harmonies and rhythms - that attracts jazz and classical players to Radiohead's music.’
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.