Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flexible band worn by women and girls to hold back the hair.
- ‘Styling reinforced this look, with hair in high pony-tails or Alice bands and sunglasses.’
- ‘Then we will hear the shrieks as Alice bands are wrenched from the hair of a thousand girls.’
- ‘And he scraped his hair off his face with the help of an Alice band.’
- ‘This works best if you wear your hair in a long or choppy fringe or in an Alice band.’
- ‘In one case he recognised an eight-year-old victim by the Alice band she was wearing.’
Alice, from the name of the heroine of two books by Lewis Carroll.
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.