Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
- ‘When you react to a movie, you react to the whole thing, its entire gestalt of form and content - and you react as fully you, body and mind, emotions and personal history combined.’
- ‘I'm not sure I have great art inside of me, but there's something in my gut that seeks to express the gestalt I experience and perceive.’
- ‘To the best of our knowledge, the taxonomy of motivational domains above has not yet been tested empirically as a gestalt, through a substantive sample of emigrants.’
- ‘Several data sources were used to grasp the gestalt of symbolic-experiential therapy.’
- ‘Could these synthetic agents also be considered anthropomorphically by the collective gestalt of the user experience?’
1920s: from German Gestalt, literally ‘form, shape’.
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.