Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
inexcusable, unjustifiable, unjustified, unpardonable, unforgivable, inexpiable
uncalled for, unprovoked, gratuitous, without justification, without cause, without reason, unreasonable, unnecessary
regrettable, unacceptable, unworthy, remiss, blameworthy, culpable, reprehensible, censurable, unwarrantable
excessive, immoderate, unconscionable, outrageous
2‘an indefensible system of dual justice’
untenable, insupportable, unsustainable, unwarrantable, unwarranted, unjustifiable, unjustified, unsound, ill-founded, unfounded, groundless, baseless, flimsy, weak, shaky, flawed, faulty, defective, invalid, specious, arbitrary, implausible, absurd, illogical, irrational, preposterous, senseless, unacceptable
3‘an indefensible island’
undefendable, defenceless, undefended, unfortified, unguarded, unprotected, unshielded, unarmed, without arms, without weapons, without defences
vulnerable, exposed, assailable, open to attack, wide open, open, endangered, in danger, in peril, in jeopardy, at risk, insecure
defensible, well protected
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.