Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Striped stickers on the bodywork of a car, intended to make it look more sporty.
- ‘He or she is assisted in this flagrant disrespect of the speed limit by the car manufacturer who appears to have designed their models with a wider wheel-base, rocket assisted shock absorbers and go-faster stripes.’
- ‘In their shame Ford mocked up a Torino-esque Cortina by adding nothing more than go-faster stripes and a mildly enhanced BHP.’
- ‘It's as embarrassing as a red Cortina with go-faster stripes.’
- ‘If you were looking out for the next car to get the go-faster stripes, sporty skirts, alloy wheels and souped-up engine, the smart car would probably not be at the top of your list, or even on it.’
- ‘Do you trade it in for a newer model - something with go-faster stripes and surround sound - or do you spend time fixing what you've got?’
- ‘Adapting that fig and cashew loaf to apricot and hazelnut is the domestic version of painting go-faster stripes on the side of your Ford Escort.’
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.