Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘During a downpour I saw two young girls wearing bell-bottomed jeans that were so long the hem waded through every puddle and water had soaked up to the back of their knees!’
- ‘The bottoms of the dungaree were bell-bottomed.’
- ‘When I cleaned out the attic earlier this summer I unearthed it, along with some old scrapbooks and a pair of bell-bottomed jeans.’
- ‘Jeans were bell-bottomed and were often decorated with beads, embroidery and paint.’
- ‘Fashion took a step backwards as people developed nostalgia for the 70's and started wearing bell-bottomed pants and lots of flannel.’
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.