Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An attractive but unintelligent young woman.
- ‘Billie plays Angel, a dolly bird, who is the object of Jimmy's desires.’
- ‘They became real friends because he treated women as equals; he didn't regard her as a sexual object, as a dolly bird, which was the accepted thing at that time.’
- ‘Legwarmers originally hit the heights of popularity in the late 1960s and 70s when dolly birds added them to their thigh-skimming minis.’
- ‘Even before the 1970s became fashionable again, I longed for shag-pile carpets, big collars, disco music and dolly birds.’
- ‘It would be ridiculous for them to bring in some 22-year-old dolly bird.’
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.