Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Soft-soled suede shoes.
- ‘It is a decade since a newspaper devoted its front page to a giant photograph of Kenneth Clarke's trademark brothel creepers and asked: ‘Who can fill these shoes?’’
- ‘This was in the mid-seventies when the sight of brothel creepers, fluorescent socks, drape coats and drainpipe trousers was as outrageous as seeing a man ride down the street on a penny farthing.’
- ‘When it comes to wreath laying he shambles up in his brothel creepers and plonks it down like a poor old codger putting the empties out and totters back to resume his monkeyhouse act at the Proprietor's shoulder.’
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.