Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small, thin, flexible piece of metal or plastic bent so that the ends are close together, used for fastening a person's hair in place.
- ‘In short, he was making the most of his ferreting, like some old trout picking hairgrips in a supermarket.’
- ‘The dress had been delivered to her, along with gloves in cream silk, embroidered kidskin slippers, a silk and tortoiseshell fan, and a tortoiseshell hairgrip in the shape of a butterfly.’
- ‘If Sam had swallowed the hairgrip, he could have choked.’
- ‘When you have pushed all the hair in, secure with hairgrips along the seam formed by the join, starting at the bottom.’
- ‘Danny looks the least attractive of the bunch of boys, sitting backstage in powder and hairgrips.’
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.