Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Used euphemistically to refer to sexual intercourse.
sexual intercourse, sex, lovemaking, making love, sex act, act of love, sexual relations, intimate relations, intimacy, coupling, mating, going to bed with someone, sleeping with someoneView synonyms
- ‘He didn't drag the ditzy blonde off to the first Travelodge he could find for a bit of how's your father, then impregnate her with their love child.’
- ‘There's a favourite old joke in political circles, about two government MPs sneaking into the dunnies at a Labour Party conference to have a bit of how's your father.’
- ‘Of course we are having you on as it features spotty Herberts (well one spotty Herbert) bunking off work for a quick bit of how's your father with plenty of tonsil checking and tongue football, nearly choked on me Guinness I did.’
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.