Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Foolish, awkward, or clumsy.
uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, unrefined, unpolished, unsophisticated, common, low, plebeian, philistine, rough, coarse, provincial, rustic, crude, gross, loutish, hooligan, boorish, oafishView synonyms
- ‘It makes something like The Hours, or worse, Far from Heaven, look very clodhopping indeed.’
- ‘In the Indian tradition, their form of dance could be tripping the light fantastic above ours, not clodhopping beneath.’
- ‘But I shook my head steadily from side to side and kept my toes curled tightly so that even if they used force they would never get those clodhopping shoes on me.’
- ‘Not because they're a bunch of clodhopping yokels - well, not entirely - but because rabbits have the ability to destroy their precious island.’
- ‘A clodhopping version of Chase, the Moroder's theme from Midnight Express, only diminishes the enterprise.’
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.