Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘it is unrealistic to expect a government minister to know all about administration’
impractical, impracticable, unworkable, unfeasible, non-viable
unreasonable, irrational, illogical, senseless, silly, improbable, impossible, foolish, fanciful, wild, absurd, delusory, quixotic
idealistic, utopian, far-fetched, perfectionist, unworldly, romantic, starry-eyed, visionary
informal half-baked, crazy, potty
2‘manga comics are deliberately stylized and unrealistic’
unlifelike, non-realistic, unreal-looking, non-naturalistic, unnatural, non-representational, unrepresentative, abstract
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.