Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[treated as singular or plural] Young people of wealth, fashion, and flair:‘a new bar trying to attract the gilded youth of London’
- ‘Her murder shattered many illusions, exposing the dark underside of this exotic world, and triggered a debate about the morals of India's gilded youth.’
- ‘I was at an upmarket chiringuito (beach bar) in the midst of a crowd of extremely gilded youth, sipping a cuba libre and listening to loud music.’
- ‘In all this Yang is the epitome of the gilded youth of pre-WWII China who received an education in the West before coming home to face deprivation and civil war.’
- ‘Indeed, if the book has an underlying theme, it is to refute the standard tabloid image of Dublin's gilded youth as badly behaved hedonists.’
- ‘The writers have avoided the commonplace and discovered a rich language for these gilded youth.’
Late 19th century: translating jeunesse dorée.
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.