Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The tier of seats in a theatre above the dress circle.
balcony, circleView synonyms
- ‘In the upper circle, the terrace bar, now re-christened the Sky bar, has a spectacular glass roof, a modern version of the original which was removed after war damage.’
- ‘A couple of schoolfriends and I sat high in the upper circle watching the ornate Japanese maids' chorus below and struggling to follow the plot.’
- ‘I had bought the tickets on the phone and chosen the upper circle for the best view.’
- ‘The council has already closed the upper circle and spent £70,000 on essential safety work, but now faces a bill of £11.18m to overcome the problem and complete the planned restoration.’
- ‘Tickets (including souvenir programme) are €20 stalls and balcony and €10 upper circle, may be booked at the Theatre Royal box office, from 10 am to 6pm daily, including lunch hour.’
- ‘The gallery looks more like an old theatre auditorium, with a dress circle, an upper circle, and boxes on the sides.’
- ‘According to legend Charlie - so called by the Grand's staff - threw himself off the upper circle balcony after suffering unrequited love at the hands of a very beautiful visiting Russian ballerina.’
- ‘For the Theatre Royal show, which opened on Tuesday, seats are available in the upper circle and gallery for shows next Monday to Friday.’
- ‘Due to shortage of office space in Edinburgh the upper circle of the Usher Hall is converted into incubator units for small businesses.’
- ‘Another fan paid £205 for a pair of tickets in the upper circle.’
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.