Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A narrow necktie, popular in the 1950s.
- ‘The driver's unfeasibly large sideburns, his bootlace tie and his far too cheerful demeanour were all clues.’
- ‘His attackers decided he was a goth, yet his only fashion crime was wearing a bootlace tie in the style of Bono.’
- ‘But although he can wear bootlace ties he cannot break the ties that bind, often returning to his estranged wife Babs.’
- ‘Strung round his neck was a huge ram's head bootlace tie with emeralds for eyes, and his feet were clad in a pair of pristine, silver-capped boots.’
- ‘Experts are classified into four main plumage types: bow ties, regular ties, cowboy bootlace ties, and no ties.’
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.