Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A loose, brightly patterned Hawaiian shirt.
- ‘Soon, weekday Willie Lohmans took off their gray flannel suits on weekends, donned brightly colored aloha shirts and flower leis and, with their mu mu-clad suburban wives, entertained each other at Polynesian parties.’
- ‘Lu considers Honolulu his hometown and has a great fondness for Hawaiian aloha shirts.’
- ‘The vehicle's owner, clad in a screaming red aloha shirt, remains calm.’
- ‘In the 1920s, aloha shirts might be made from kimono lengths from Japan - elaborately printed silk or plain blue and white - or from big-patterned florals in English cotton, like the wrap-around pareus Gauguin's Tahitian women wear.’
- ‘They are a curious bunch, clad only in shorts, aloha shirts and Hawaiian leis.’
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.