Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used to emphasize the isolation of a person or thing.‘the stone stands in splendid isolation near the moorland road’
- ‘We are here as a senior club in an area of splendid isolation in a sense.’
- ‘However, the splendid isolation does bring people together in a spirit-of-the-blitz way, which is how I ended up talking to an editor of a computer magazine in the canteen.’
- ‘But he showed tremendous courage to take it up three out and go clear, and battle all the way up the hill in splendid isolation.’
- ‘An attractive and photogenic peak, especially from the Newtonmore end, it stands in splendid isolation alongside the A86 Newtonmore to Laggan road.’
- ‘‘It stands in splendid isolation,’ the tome says of an accomplishment deemed ‘the greatest single achievement in the long Rangers story’.’
- ‘Having made its acquaintance in reproduction, we have become convinced that it stands in splendid isolation, separated from the earth by an aura of eternity.’
- ‘We preferred to decline in splendid isolation rather than prosper in a mundane community of Continentals under the Treaty of Rome which set up the European Economic Community.’
- ‘They perform wonderfully and we should be proud of them, but for many Australian city dwellers they exist in splendid isolation to the geography and the concerns of ordinary suburban life.’
- ‘Isolated, unmolested, crisscrossed by high valleys where you can hike or ride horses in splendid isolation, it is the stuff of adventure-travel dreams.’
- ‘Anyway, here we are, in splendid isolation and shut off from the rest of the world in the expensive and exclusive ‘private’ room.’
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.