Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Dress up in clothes more conventionally worn by the opposite sex:‘he drags up to play a high-heeled bordello inmate’
- ‘I dreamed I had been dragging up for work since I started, and they were all convinced I was a girl.’
- ‘Dave drags up to become his own female backing group - all three of them!’
- ‘I've dragged up properly with facial hair a few times.’
- ‘It's complicated, because actually sometimes I like wearing skirts and being femme, and visually I don't pass as a man at all unless I'm dragged up to the nines.’
- ‘The torrential confession of Detective-Sergeant Bruce Robertson, a cocaine-addicted, eczema - ridden, worm-eaten Edinburgh copper, entailed the shaven-headed Burn dragging up.’
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.