Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(of a woman or her appearance) dirty and untidy.
slovenly, untidy, messy, scruffy, unkempt, ill-groomed, dishevelled, frowzy, blowsydirty, grubbysluttishraggedydraggle-tailedView synonyms
- ‘Housework in the 1950s was also a big deal, and I say that not with the slatternly view that not all dirt is a bad thing, but rather in admiration.’
- ‘One is smart but ill at ease; one is slatternly but gorgeous.’
- ‘Vain, shallow and slatternly, it is not what our grandfathers died for.’
- ‘A most fitting tribute for such a slatternly housekeeper.’
- ‘Now I wonder how he sees my slatternly ways given his own promptness.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.