Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Made or caused by human beings (as opposed to occurring or being made naturally); artificial.‘a man-made lake’
artificial, synthetic, manufactured, machine-made, fabricatedimitation, ersatz, faux, simulated, mock, fake, plasticView synonyms
- ‘The surrounding area has a man-made lake, surrounded by huge boathouses and houses.’
- ‘It was a hard life in those days, one emphasized by natural or man-made disasters.’
- ‘Before March 15 this rule applied to almost all man-made and natural obstructions.’
- ‘These natural joints are stronger than man-made ones and save the carpenter a lot of time creating joints.’
- ‘So the main causes of the famine in this case are not natural but man-made.’
- ‘The water park covers 40 square miles south of Cirencester and has 140 man-made lakes.’
- ‘Having a penchant for natural fabrics and dyes, he uses man-made fibers and chemical dyes as well.’
- ‘Try to avoid polyester and other man-made fabrics, as they do not allow your skin to breathe.’
- ‘Just as it seemed the worst of this natural disaster had passed, a man-made disaster erupted.’
- ‘Once they were at the park, they walked to a bench that was facing a man-made pond.’
- ‘Some experts believe man-made global warming could trigger methane on the seabed to escape into the air again.’
- ‘Poverty is man-made; it results from the greed and arrogance of power, poor governance and ill-conceived policies.’
- ‘The plaintiff owned a house next to a man-made lake on which the defendant conducted motor-boat races.’
- ‘This balloon was of man-made fibers and was filled with air heated by a propane flame.’
- ‘Though it appears to be a natural calamity, to a great extent drought is a man-made calamity.’
- ‘Ozone can also be destroyed in other ways by man-made chemicals that have been released into the atmosphere.’
- ‘People, old and young, queued up in the blazing sun, pails in hand, for man-made ice.’
- ‘It's not really an island, nor has this man-made lake ever been a quarry.’
- ‘One of the greatest man-made lakes in Europe is Keilder Water, high in the remote hills of Northumberland.’
- ‘As demand increased, other natural or man-made reservoirs were developed.’
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.