Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Artificial teeth held in the mouth on a removable plate or frame; dentures.
- ‘After all, false teeth were much easier to keep clean than real ones and dental hygiene was not a priority in Edwardian England.’
- ‘My false teeth need replacing because I get ulcers all the time because they're loose.’
- ‘I tugged a stuck drawer open, pulled the string of a small cloth bag, to find pink and white grins of outgrown false teeth; in another bag, spectacles, blinking in the light.’
- ‘He recalls with amusement a plan 12 years ago to make false teeth for sheep using a brace and quick-setting cement.’
- ‘The worst thing is that your false teeth keep falling out on the dancefloor.’
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.