Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
foul, nasty, unpleasant, bad, disagreeable, horrid, horrible, dreadful, abominable, atrocious, offensive, obnoxious, odious, unsavoury, repulsive, off-putting, repellent, revolting, repugnant, disgusting, distasteful, loathsome, hateful, nauseating, sickeningView synonyms
- ‘And there were a lot of dubious converted-barn enterprises offering a thousand vomitous flavours of yoghurt and cheese rolled in tea leaves and steeped in Baileys.’
- ‘I was so vomitous after my discovery that I couldn't even eat cookies.’
- ‘So who'd turn out that early in the morning to watch grown men make vomitous pigs of themselves?’
- ‘Two vomitous byblows of the original series have left me feeling nothing of the enthusiasm that should now possess me.’
- ‘But, it was drinking on an empty stomach that made me sick, headachey, vomitous and immobile.’
- ‘If I may be permitted a digression into vomitous travelogue clichés, my experiences this summer will forever change the way I think about culture.’
- ‘I just don't like looking like a precious, vomitous mess.’
- ‘Amid a stark set - think vomitous green and anemic bleached wood - they attacked their roles and produced far more drama around a medical diagnosis than one would think possible.’
- ‘But at least I smell of last night's beer and cigarettes; you seem to have rolled in your own vomitous excrement.’
- ‘You're having to answer for the vomitous lies you've been spewing for the last 10 years.’
- ‘If a formula is successful, it will spawn myriad vomitous offspring, which will be rammed down our throats until we are no longer able to appreciate the original.’
- ‘I mean, that all was vomitous too, but oh my stars, the camerawork.’
- ‘We're awash in a vomitous sea of caustic humorous comment.’
- ‘I grovelled at the altar of the tasteless, hoovering up every nugget of vomitous drivel they chucked my way.’
- ‘Now I'm sipping peppermint tea and munching on crackers to stave off the vomitous feelings and room swirliness.’
- ‘She handles the final monologue tastefully, without slipping into vomitous, melodramatic overkill.’
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.