Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An adjustable outdoor reclining chair incorporating a leg rest.‘he'll be reclining on a banana lounge somewhere in the Swedish alps’
- ‘We're sitting here, in a large orange banana lounge.’
- ‘The next door neighbour is in the habit of lying on her front patio, semi-naked on a banana lounge.’
- ‘She was well prepared: towel spread over the banana lounge, beach bag duly emptied of books, suntan lotion, bottle of water, straw hat and manicure kit.’
- ‘The fat man was draped rakishly across a banana lounge.’
- ‘Three quarters of the play was written in a mad flurry of ideas on a banana lounge by the pool, cocktails on hand.’
- ‘They carry cocktails to fat American women or short-legged and leathery Japanese men, lying on banana lounges smoking thin brown cigars.’
- ‘After 3.00 pm you will struggle to get a banana lounge and spots on the sand will be scarce.’
- ‘So what is the view like from a banana lounge beside the pool at a nice hotel?’
- ‘To accentuate her point, she then collapsed into a banana lounge.’
- ‘Trees, houses, cars, goats, donkeys, chickens, ducks, swingsets, above ground swimming pools, banana lounges - you name it, I zap it.’
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.