Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘All say, I am more than you think, more than you will admit that I am, and all express as well the vain man's suspicion that in actuality he is unbeautiful.’
- ‘In those first weeks I tore around my new home on various borrowed bikes, electrified by this unbeautiful city, as thrillingly jarring as a Dada cut-up.’
- ‘A sharper contrast with the beer-gutted and unbeautiful GG could not be imagined.’
- ‘With the latter choice, the firm was clearly responding to the increasingly avant-garde taste of the time, for by 1930 metal simulating wood was considered by style critics to be ‘a mongrel form, dishonest and unbeautiful.’’
- ‘But Lenny Kaye's guitar stretches effortlessly from post-funeral ballad to ecstatic, crazy fury, and Smith's performance is fierce and horribly unbeautiful.’
- ‘Bergman moves the entire sequence from gothic, candle-illuminated lighting to electric, reflecting both the otherworldliness of the atmosphere and its unbeautiful blandness.’
- ‘She told a reporter, ‘When I was nineteen, I thought Botticelli was unbeautiful because the women in the Primavera did not look like the girls in the Follies.’’
- ‘One of them was Sander's unbeautiful but beautifully hopeful Young Woman of 1929, but she killed herself for love.’
- ‘They are also quite preternaturally ugly, bringing a rude abbreviation to the extension of the leg and drawing attention to the unbeautiful formlessness of the shoe, and the cheapness of its material and fabrication.’
- ‘In this way the public could explore things, objects, and artifacts meaningfully, which in a ‘normal’ or usual museum setting would be considered unbeautiful.’
- ‘The mother was dressed as her kind are wont to be on Sunday morning - that is to say, not dressed at all, but hung about with coarse garments, her hair in unbeautiful disarray.’
- ‘And so last night they won the World Cup, beating an impressive if unbeautiful German side.’
- ‘Kieran Healy calls the thesis that terrorists picked up some of their ideology from leftist academics ‘an ugly hypothesis slain by an unbeautiful fact’.’
- ‘The same aesthetic instincts that led him to recognize the inelegance of the old theories about light and space may have blinded him to the decidedly unbeautiful reality of quantum mechanics.’
- ‘Even though England invented the ‘beautiful game,’ in the postwar era it played it in an entirely unbeautiful way - full of pushing, tackling, and Hail Mary passes.’
- ‘In his description, Ruskin does not refer directly to slavery (for which he has often been criticised) but through his own vivid word picture shows how Turner made an unbeautiful subject beautiful.’
- ‘You hear clearly how the typical whip-snaps of the first three lines ease into a luxury of praise with the pentameter ‘Beautiful Kate Valk of the Wooster Group,’ despite its two unbeautiful words.’
- ‘In Russian there is a much kinder word, you simply say ‘not beautiful’, ‘unbeautiful’ and that leaves you with the whole gamut of unbeautiful, from hideous to rather plain.’
- ‘You never become unbeautiful if you are Charlotte Rampling, but at the age of 54 her looks are, at last, no longer a goddess's.’
- ‘I might end up contemplating the possibility that all moral judgements are based on nothing more than the notion that we find some things beautiful and other things distinctly unbeautiful.’
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.