Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A luxurious but restrictive environment:‘this child of privilege is stretching the bars of his gilded cage’‘only a bird in a gilded cage’
- ‘In private she was known occasionally to express a measure of frustration over the gilded cage in which she lived, but in public she carried that burden lightly.’
- ‘At first she did fight back, but I eventually succeeded in breaking her down into my submissive wife, a bird trapped in a gilded cage.’
- ‘So many people envied me, but they didn't realize that I was just a pretty bird in a gilded cage.’
- ‘For a moment, the gilded cage looked pretty enticing from the outside.’
- ‘The price you pay for this perfection is isolation: you are effectively a prisoner in a gilded cage.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.