Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the fear that young people would be provoked into imitative crime by television’
mimicking, mimetic, mimic, parrot-like
2‘I found the film empty and imitative’
derivative, unoriginal, uninventive, non-innovative, unimaginative, uninspired, plagiarized, plagiaristic, copied, second-hand, rehashed, warmed-up
clichéd, hackneyed, stale, trite, tired, worn out, flat, banal, stock
informal cribbed, old hat, hacky
3‘words which are imitative, like ‘peewit’’
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.