Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See beehivebeehive (sense 2)
- ‘She went as a sixties ‘chick'. Y'know the kind of thing, black and white mini-dress with keyhole, long hair slightly beehived, knee-length boots etc.’
- ‘He then got stuffed into a sequinned baby-suit and was made to dance for middle-aged businessmen and their beehived wives.’
- ‘Buttons spotted Koko as she prepared to strike his beehived beauty.’
- ‘When the beehived percussionist moves one fist around in a circle, wooden baton pointed skyward, she looks less like a heavy-metal majorette and more like she needs to stir her way out of a giant vat of pudding.’
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.