Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for letter-perfect
factual, fact-based, literal, correct, faithful, exact, close, true, truthful, veracious, true to life, telling it like it is, as it really happened, lifelike, authentic, realistic, fairView synonyms
- ‘He honed scripts until they were word-perfect and thwarted actors’ attempts to ad lib or modify the text.’
- ‘We have to get the transmission of a complete sentence down, letter-perfect.’
- ‘So, perhaps it would be wise not to acquire any new stuff until I was word-perfect on all the old stuff.’
- ‘All right, Ann, this convention to be letter-perfect time wise.’
- ‘Yet her word-perfect, positivity-enhanced sound bites couldn't conceal a fundamental aloofness.’
- ‘Rather legendarily, our leading man arrived for the final night's call 40 minutes late and still inebriated, but was word-perfect throughout the production.’
- ‘We will be following it to find out if you are indeed word-perfect, and we will report back to our committee.’
- ‘He spoke in word-perfect English for 15 minutes.’
- ‘As an added bonus, their contributions need to be letter-perfect in terms of spelling, punctuation, and legibility.’
- ‘Despite the difficulties of putting a performance together over the festive period, the cast was word-perfect on the first night, their comic timing spot-on and the production pacey.’
- ‘I'm glad to say that I was word-perfect and that I enjoyed it.’
- ‘Certain whole chapters and innumerable shorter passages have simply lodged themselves word-perfect in my brain.’
- ‘This had the side effect of allowing him to print off word-perfect lecture notes - a great boon to those of us who got completely lost five minutes in to the hour.’
- ‘He did not focus exclusively on letter-perfect performance but attempted to enable the child to explore the keyboard, even to compose.’
- ‘He sang his song, accurately, word-perfect, that's all.’
- ‘The interior of Haneda was an almost letter-perfect copy of the cabin section of a YS - 11.’
- ‘We feel the law is inherently abusive of Constitutional limits on power, even if its limitations (whatever those are decided to be in the courts) are adhered to letter-perfect.’
- ‘A letter-perfect example of the three-dimensional ‘policy generator’ at work can be cited from a recent field study in Nepal.’
- ‘His pitch is as word-perfect as it is practised.’
- ‘Three minutes later, the unemployed man leaves with a word-perfect letter of complaint.’
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.