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An adjustable outdoor reclining chair incorporating a leg rest:‘he'll be reclining on a banana lounge somewhere in the Swedish alps’
- ‘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?’
- ‘They carry cocktails to fat American women or short-legged and leathery Japanese men, lying on banana lounges smoking thin brown cigars.’
- ‘We're sitting here, in a large orange banana lounge.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Three quarters of the play was written in a mad flurry of ideas on a banana lounge by the pool, cocktails on hand.’
- ‘The fat man was draped rakishly across 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 next door neighbour is in the habit of lying on her front patio, semi-naked on a banana lounge.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.