Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a transparent plastic film’
see-through, clear, translucent, pellucid, crystal clear, crystalline, limpid, glassy, glass-like, liquid
2‘a transparent dress’
filmy, gauzy, fine, sheer, light, lightweight, thin, flimsy, see-through, diaphanous, chiffony, gossamer, delicate
3‘the symbolism of this myth is transparent’
obvious, explicit, unambiguous, unequivocal, clear, lucid, straightforward, plain, apparent, unmistakable, manifest, conspicuous, patent, indisputable, self-evident
blatant, flagrant, obvious, patent, manifest, undisguised, unconcealed, barefaced, glaring, shameless, brazen, bold, unmistakable, clear, plain, visible, noticeable, recognizable, distinct, evident, apparent, perceptible, discernible, palpable
5‘parliament should render government transparent’
frank, open, candid, honest, direct, forthright, unreserved, plain-spoken, straight, straightforward, ingenuous, innocent, guileless, simple, artless
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.