Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sexual conquest, typically one of many:‘I didn't want to be another notch on his bedpost’
catch, acquisition, captive, prize, slaveView synonyms
- ‘Her most famous novel has apparently garnered her a host of adoring, young male fans desperate to collect her autograph and become a notch on her well-scarred bedpost.’
- ‘Having a great sex life isn't about following trends or carving notches on bedposts.’
- ‘His was not the kiss of a callow adolescent or a selfish boy bent on earning a notch on his bedpost for being the first to defrost her.’
- ‘It's a "wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am" man's view of solving a problem, equating having babies with all the emotional intelligence of a quick shag and a notch on the bedpost.’
- ‘She turns away again and I can see that she is carving a notch on a bedpost.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.