Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Full of creases or wrinkles; wrinkled.‘brown crinkly paper’
wrinkled, wrinkly, crinkled, crumpled, rumpled, creased, crimped, corrugated, fluted, gathered, puckered, furrowed, ridged, grooved, rippled, wavy, kinked, kinkyView synonyms
- ‘I'm a little bit more crinkly now and older, maybe not wiser though.’
- ‘The first man was described as being black, about 50 to 55-years-old, with crinkly hair and possibly wearing a tweed jacket.’
- ‘In summer the fabrics would be stiff and crinkly.’
- ‘A lean, balding man with pale green eyes and a quick, crinkly smile, he is strikingly ordinary in appearance, but flashes of his screen characters surface constantly as he talks.’
- ‘The stove, which seems to be getting cranky and erratic, refused to cooperate with my desire for roasted potatoes, cooking them well enough but refusing to put a good crinkly crispy coat on them.’
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.