Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dress shirt with a starched front.
- ‘He then puts on a boiled shirt and high collar under a white dinner jacket and heads to his meal, which is served at a table set with orchids and silver.’
- ‘Up above, men wore black clothes and boiled shirts, and women dressed in beautiful gowns.’
- ‘He would have expected to see full evening dress, the men wearing tails and boiled shirts.’
- ‘The maid would bang the gong and for dinner my parents would always dress formally, my father in a boiled shirt and my mother in a evening dress.’
- ‘The fellow had on a boiled shirt and a polka dot necktie.’
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.