Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1(of a place) remote; secluded.‘we're too out of the way for mains electricity’[as modifier] ‘an out-of-the-way rural district’outlying, outer, outermostView synonyms
2Dealt with or finished.‘economic recovery will begin once the election is out of the way’
- 2.1 (of a person) no longer an obstacle or hindrance to someone's plans.‘why did Josie want her out of the way?’
- 2.1 (of a person) no longer an obstacle or hindrance to someone's plans.
3[usually with negative] Unusual, exceptional, or remarkable.‘he'd seen nothing out of the way’‘something very out of the way had happened’strange, unusual, peculiar, odd, funny, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, off-centreView synonyms
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.