Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the train stopped suddenly, jolting the passengers to one side’
jar, bump, knock, bang, jostle
shake, joggle, jog, nudge
2‘the car jolted along the rough wet roads’
bump, bounce, jerk, rattle, lurch, shudder, vibrate
3‘she was jolted out of her reverie’
startle, surprise, shock, stun, shake, take aback
astonish, astound, amaze, stagger, stop someone in their tracks
upset, disturb, perturb, disconcert, discompose, unnerve, throw off balance, set someone back on their heels
informal rock, floor, knock for six, knock sideways
1‘a series of sickening jolts that jarred every bone in her body’
bump, bounce, shake, jerk, lurch, vibration
2‘he woke up with a jolt’
START, jerk, jump, abrupt movement, convulsive movement
3‘the sight of the dagger gave him a jolt’
fright, the fright of one's life, shock, scare
4‘it had been an unpleasant jolt, but Susan recovered quickly’
shock, surprise, bombshell, bolt from the blue, thunderbolt, rude awakening, eye-opener
blow, upset, setback
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.