Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A dance in which the female performer is apparently nude and remains partly concealed throughout by large fans.
- ‘Didn't she do a fan dance down at that old burlesque house in Providence?’
- ‘Trendy supper clubs in New York and the more arty nightclubs in Los Angeles rediscovered an appreciation for a well executed fan dance about five years ago.’
- ‘Suzuki and Butterfly dabbed each other's eyes, ecstatically twirled on any vestige of hope, performed a poignant fan dance, silhouetted behind silk screens.’
- ‘As he was leaving, he turned back to see what the girl was doing, and found her in the midst of an intricate fan dance.’
- ‘From 1945 to 1960 he worked at London's Windmill Theatre as principal dancer and choreographer, staging over 150 shows and created the Windmill's famous fan dances.’
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.