Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A doll representing a character known for vigorous activity, such as a soldier or superhero.
- ‘Introduced in 1964, GI Joe was the first action figure and proved that companies could sell dolls to boys, so long as they called them something else.’
- ‘The CGI version of him looks more like a plastic action figure than a human being.’
- ‘Everyone feels that they've been there, done that, bought the action figure and worn the T-shirt.’
- ‘Dropping the sandwich, she shoved her chair back so forcefully that it nearly toppled over and strode over to where Kent was playing on the floor with his action figure.’
- ‘I'm 21 years old, I live with my parents and I have my own action figure.’
- ‘The action figure is, of course, simply a plastic doll but, to the child who plays endlessly with it, it represents a great deal more.’
- ‘So is he ready for a plastic action figure to be made in his likeness?’
- ‘By the mid-80s, he was one of the biggest personalities in WWF, fighting Hogan, acting in films and on TV, and with a miniature action figure in his image.’
- ‘Receive a tiny action figure of famous bad guys throughout history with every purchase: Collect Them All!’
- ‘Why were the major media so quick to disseminate pictures of an action figure as a genuine hostage photo?’
- ‘From an astrological perspective, it's a perfect time to order a custom-made action figure that looks and talks like you.’
- ‘If none of this appeals to you, you can even shell out for a custom-made action figure of yourself.’
- ‘That action figure's plastic is loaded with toxic PVC phthalates.’
- ‘Being an action figure made me laugh at first because an icon was so far from the world I'd been living in in England.’
- ‘I had the Spidey PJs, the action figure, the watch.’
- ‘$7500 is probably too much for a custom action figure, because I need more than one.’
- ‘The Welsh actor is thrilled his latest movie character has been turned into an action figure - because he collected them as a child.’
- ‘For just $3, you get a camouflage-iced cupcake with a free action figure.’
- ‘I mean, this guy once had his own action figure (my little brother owned it).’
- ‘Despite its billing as an action figure to pair up with my GI Joes, it was obviously not made to be a soldier.’
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.