Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘a stout lady in an unbecoming striped sundress’
unflattering, unattractive, unsightly, plain, ugly, ugly-looking, hideous
unsuitable, unsuited, ill-suited
2‘they condemned him for conduct unbecoming to the Senate’
inappropriate, unfitting, unbefitting, unsuitable, unsuited, ill-suited, inapt, out of keeping, untoward, incorrect, unacceptable
improper, lacking in propriety, indecorous, unseemly, unladylike, ungentlemanly, unmannerly, undignified, indelicate, indecent, tasteless
becoming, proper, appropriate
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.