Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A private soldier in the US army:‘she went off with a GI during the war’
1930s (originally denoting equipment supplied to US forces): abbreviation of government (or general) issue.
The loose white jacket worn in judo.
- ‘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.’
- ‘Clip them onto strategic places on the gis of the students (end of sleeve, elbow, ankles, knees, lapel, back of neck, etc.)’
- ‘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.’
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.