One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the bus took a very long and roundabout route to Linby’
circuitous, indirect, meandering, winding, serpentine, tortuous
2‘I did ask him, in a roundabout sort of way’
indirect, oblique, circuitous, circumlocutory, periphrastic
meandering, discursive, digressive, long-winded
rare circumlocutionary, ambagious
1‘go straight on at the roundabout’
rotary, traffic circle
2‘an old-fashioned roundabout with painted wooden horses’
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