Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Make (an argument, story, etc.) complex and difficult to follow.
- ‘Sula challenges us to reconsider how histories of tops and bottoms, ups and downs within American social structures become convoluted into the ironic hierarchies and differences in African American society.’
- ‘The data was therefore convoluted with a profile that mimics the image of a microtubule to filter out the vertical coordinate.’
- ‘According to the most simple model, each species is accounted for by a mono-exponential decay function that is convoluted with the respective instrument response function (IRF).’
- ‘The portrayal of characters, with a few notable exceptions, further convoluted any understanding of the spirit and emotion behind this tale.’
- ‘Mascara is a movie that wants to say something deep and profound about young women in a society that has convoluted the rules as to what makes them female.’
Rolled longitudinally upon itself, as a leaf in the bud.
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.