Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's hairstyle in which the hair is tucked into a vertical roll down the back of the head.
- ‘Her lips were full and red and her raven hair was pulled up in a French roll of sorts.’
- ‘Impulsively she released the French roll and shook her hair out.’
- ‘We went inside to the front desk on level 1, and were told to wait on a sofa by the reception-desk girl with hair fastened into a fascinating French roll.’
- ‘He started with a small, tight French roll in the back of the head, leaving most of the locks loose in front and on the sides.’
- ‘He frowned at Alex's French roll, hoping to give her the hint, wishing he could unwind it and see it wavy and wild the way it had been on Sunday evening.’
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.