Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- North American term for airbed
- ‘As the dew falls, for the first time I realise it's actually getting quite cold, so I bid the gang goodnight/morning and slink off home to my steadily-deflating air mattress.’
- ‘The queen or king-size bed has an adjustable air mattress.’
- ‘One air mattress and a few pillows later, they secured the first place in line.’
- ‘Select flat sheets in the closet size to the air mattress to guarantee a snug fit.’
- ‘It had been their third morning in the apartment, now luxuriously furnished with a small card table, two folding chairs and an air mattress, which they had purchased at an Army surplus store.’
- ‘I find a foam mattress cheaper, better and more reliable than an air mattress.’
- ‘Zach, you can take the couch in the living room if you want, or we can set up the air mattress between the beds in here.’
- ‘She's got everything on the bike, extra fuel tank, tent, ground sheet, air mattress and pump, sleeping bag, picnic blanket, gas cooker, even snorkelling gear.’
- ‘It only had one bed in it, so Elisabeth bustled off to the closet to hunt up an old air mattress.’
- ‘Mom slept in my room, after we put the air mattress in it.’
- ‘Chase sprung out of his air mattress and ran to his brother's room.’
- ‘It wasn't long before Devon and I were curled up in our sleeping bags and dad and mom on their air mattress.’
- ‘He was looking up at me with his glassy blue eyes, lying on a bed sheet wrapped around an air mattress.’
- ‘These rails provide the exterior support of the air mattress, giving it its shape and providing the user with the ability to sit on the edge of the bed to put shoes on, etc.’
- ‘Grant gave Devon the sofa and Dori the air mattress, and within minutes, both were sound asleep.’
- ‘Which means there will be absolutely no place to stand when, as seems certain to happen, the air mattress is punctured and slowly collapses beneath me.’
- ‘They had set up an air mattress for Tina and me though.’
- ‘My apartment has been pretty small, and continues to be that way, since there's extra clothes and an air mattress floating around now.’
- ‘Rodriguez herself is sleeping on an air mattress at her daughter's apartment, borrowing clothes and missing her husband.’
- ‘The problems began when an air mattress on Mrs Hawkins' bed broke in January.’
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.