Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Not able to be identified or named:‘many unspecifiable dangers lie ahead’
unspeakable, unutterable, inexpressible, unmentionable, indescribable, abominable, horrible, dreadful, appalling, shocking, awful, terrible, frightfulView synonyms
- ‘Both the compliant and the rebellious might equally be subjected to the unspecifiable punishment which seems to follow any surge of initiative.’
- ‘I do believe we play some unspecifiable but not inconsiderable part in maintaining a measure of clear thinking in a largely debased intellectual culture.’
- ‘The slippage from capitalism to global capitalism is a way of slipping the actors responsible across the border into an unspecifiable elsewhere where they can no longer be held accountable.’
- ‘The promise is unspecifiable; its content is something we actually cannot know in advance.’
- ‘Our mental freedom is probably illusory, for there must be unspecifiable physical factors that quietly "cause" all of our decisions.’
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.