Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Like or appropriate to a giant.‘these figures, gigantesque and caricatured, haunted my dreams’‘a gigantesque feat’
- ‘A scaly lizard-like creature with gigantesque leathery bat-like wings and, scaly, ridged skin, with an abnormal and slightly captivating black luster.’
- ‘This year the colourful event shirt features a clown and will be on sale in all sizes from the tiniest to the gigantesque.’
Early 19th century: from French, from Italian gigantesco, from Greek gigas, gigant- (see giant).
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.