Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘he had a rather forbidding manner’
hostile, unwelcoming, unfriendly, unsympathetic, unapproachable, harsh, grim, stern, hard, tough, cool, cold, chilly, frosty
disagreeable, nasty, mean, abhorrent, repellent
2‘the dark castle looked forbidding’
threatening, ominous, menacing, sinister, brooding, daunting, fearsome, frightening, chilling, disturbing, disquieting
hostile, unwelcoming, uninviting, unfriendly, mean-looking
foreboding, unpromising, inauspicious, evil-looking, suggestive of evil
informal spooky, scary, creepy
archaic direful, bodeful
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.