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.
- ‘Then we will hear the shrieks as Alice bands are wrenched from the hair of a thousand girls.’
- ‘Styling reinforced this look, with hair in high pony-tails or Alice bands and sunglasses.’
- ‘In one case he recognised an eight-year-old victim by the Alice band she was wearing.’
- ‘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.’
Alice, from the name of the heroine of two books by Lewis Carroll.
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.