Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Astonishingly or strikingly impressive.‘the company has doubled its assets to an eye-popping $113 billion’
- ‘Just released in the US when I was there were two eye-popping exposés of the industry and its corrupting effect on medical science.’
- ‘A migraine sufferer hopes her eye-popping paintings will give other people headaches… and reveal why so many people hate modern art.’
- ‘He would have put impressive, eye-popping things to catch our attention and keep us from looking at the right place.’
- ‘The second impressive thing about Pompeii. though, was more eye-popping - at least to my pubescent eyes.’
- ‘In five years' time we could be spending an eye-popping £134 billion on our groceries, though much of this growth is attributed to inflation.’
- ‘What makes it so eye-popping is the astonishing ignorance of the law, intellectual laziness and political bias among so many of them.’
- ‘An epic quest with the most eye-popping scenery on film.’
- ‘This year, Diane, his second wife and mother of his two school-age children, filed for divorce along with eye-popping maintenance demands.’
- ‘Once you get past the eye-popping global spending sprees, the drug binges and the sheer amount of hard work, this book's full of graphic bisexual escapades.’
- ‘Schultz is now painting in acrylics and his approach gives the suite of ten paintings an eye-popping hard edged, illustrative quality.’
- ‘First, through the National Agreement, they managed to get an eye-popping salary increase coupled with a substantial reduction in hours.’
- ‘A good looking, eye-popping building with zest and imagination at its core is needed to build on York's ‘historical importance’.’
- ‘Harvey joins us in eye-popping yellow from Glendale, California, live.’
- ‘The film is academic and probing about its subject rather than bent on eye-popping thrills that the general audience has been conditioned to expect come showtime.’
- ‘This human crime fighting man-machine outwits villains with his eye-popping skills of using different gadgets present within his body.’
- ‘Although I must admit - perhaps it's a girl thing - I don't remember so much eye-popping cleavage back then.’
- ‘It's not a very impressive name, but it has an eye-popping price tag of about $100,000.’
- ‘This four-year liaison between a government whip and a junior government minister has everyone hooked, at least until the next eye-popping distraction.’
- ‘Perhaps because it was a Saturday, most of the truly eye-popping fashions were on the racks, and fewer were on the shoppers.’
- ‘War, of course, is a constant source of eye-popping visuals.’
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.