Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The loose white jacket worn in judo.
- ‘Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)’
- ‘They were dressed in their gis, having just finished training.’
- ‘Inside, people trickled onto a long, white canvas mat dressed in white gis (traditional martial arts uniforms) and white belts.’
- ‘Competitions in this sport resemble Brazilian Jiu-jitsu competitions, although competitors do not usually wear gis.’
- ‘Seven men in gis stand around him, in attack poses.’
A private soldier in the US army.‘she went off with a GI during the war’private soldier, common soldierView synonyms
1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of government (or general) issue.
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.