Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘glowing street lights’
bright, shining, radiant, glimmering, flickering, twinkling, incandescent, candescent, luminous, luminescent, phosphorescent
lit up, lighted, illuminated, ablaze
literary lambent, lucent, rutilant, ardent, fervent, fervid
2‘his glowing cheeks’
rosy, pink, red, reddish, rose-red, flushed, blushing
healthy-looking, fresh, radiant, blooming, ruddy, high-coloured, florid
rare erubescent, rubescent, rubicund
3‘the glowing colours of the textiles’
vivid, vibrant, bright, brilliant, colourful, rich, intense, strong, radiant, warm, flaming
4‘a glowing report’
highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory
rare encomiastical, panegyrical, laudative
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.