Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘she wanted to get rid of her depressing thoughts’
upsetting, distressing, painful, heartbreaking, heart-rending, dispiriting, disheartening, discouraging, demoralizing
dismal, bleak, black, sombre, gloomy, grave, unhappy, melancholy, sad, saddening
daunting, disenchanting, unfavourable
informal morbid, blue
rare distressful, lachrymose
2‘it was such a depressing room’
gloomy, bleak, dreary, grim, drab, sombre, dark, dingy, funereal, miserable, cheerless, joyless, comfortless, uninviting
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.