Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A middle-aged person whose clothes, interests, and activities are typically associated with youth culture.
- ‘Apart from the fact that today's ‘adultescent’ fifty-somethings would never buy anything called slacks?’
- ‘A new name has even been coined for people who don't act their age: adultescents.’
- ‘For a bunch of adultescents pushing 40, you can't get much sexier than that.’
- ‘But while much attention has been paid to live-at-home ‘adultescents,’ little has been said about their parents, many of whom are Baby Boomers who greet their boomerang kids with open arms.’
- ‘Still young enough to think we're hip (especially in this age of the adultescent) but old enough to have a reasonable disposable income.’
1990s: blend of adult and adolescent.
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.