Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘they dropped the lifeless body into the shallow grave’
dead, deceased, defunct, departed, late, extinct, perished, gone, no more, passed away, passed on, stiff, cold
rare demised, exanimate
2‘a lifeless rag doll’
inanimate, inorganic, without life, inert, insentient, insensate, wooden, mechanical, abiotic
3‘a lifeless planet’
barren, sterile, bare, desolate, stark, arid, infertile, uncultivated, empty, uninhabited, unoccupied
cold, bleak, joyless, colourless, characterless, soulless
4‘he spoke in a dull, lifeless voice’
lacklustre, spiritless, lacking vitality, apathetic, torpid, lethargic
dull, monotonous, boring, tedious, dreary, insipid, unexciting, wearisome, bland, drab, dry, flat, static, stiff, wooden, mechanical, uninspired, inexpressive, expressionless, emotionless, colourless, characterless, two-dimensional, uninspiring
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.