Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘his sleek dark hair’
smooth, glossy, shiny, shining, gleaming, lustrous, silken, silky, satiny, velvety, sheeny
well brushed, polished, burnished
2‘he ran his hand lingeringly over the car's sleek lines’
streamlined, trim, aerodynamic
elegant, graceful, flowing, smooth
3‘a group of sleek young men in city suits’
well groomed, stylish, wealthy-looking, prosperous-looking
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.