Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
See brilliantinebrilliantine (sense 1)
- ‘The magazine published a photo of me wearing an armband, my brilliantined hair rippling back.’
- ‘Yearning for that brilliantined, cigarette-case glamour brought the Social Club into being.’
- ‘Your average brilliantined, bike-chained ted is now over 60.’
- ‘Lugosi standing arms outstretched, cape splayed, brilliantined hair.’
- ‘A man approaches you with brilliantined hair, every strand in place, a perfect helmet of hair.’
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.