Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A jump in which the dancer sweeps one leg into the air to the side while jumping off the other, brings both legs together in the air and beats them before landing.
- ‘A pirouette, a brisé, two arabesques and she's gone.’
- ‘She was perhaps too perky as the girl, although her buoyant brisés were enticing.’
- ‘There is nothing more complicated than a brisé.’
- ‘They consist mainly of dances in the style brisé arranged in suites.’
(of a fan) consisting entirely of pierced sticks of ivory, horn, or tortoiseshell.
- ‘The most common styles of fan are folding, brisé, cockade or a simple rigid shape on a handle.’
French, literally ‘broken’.
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.