Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Characterized by or producing yawning.‘I am incredibly tired and yawny’‘all the material is very yawny’
sleepy, half asleep, dozy, dozing, heavy, heavy-eyed, yawning, nodding, groggy, somnolent, ready for bed, hardly able to keep one's eyes openView synonyms
- ‘I was getting very yawny myself, but they kept pressing coffee on me.’
- ‘On a humid September morning, thirty-five of us, heat-anesthetized and yawny, busied ourselves by scratching our names into the desk tops with house keys.’
- ‘This conversation is yawny.’
- ‘His laugh relaxed into a yawny simper.’
- ‘One's feet were cold and the uncertainty of everything made one yawny but not sleepy.’
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.