Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Trousers, knickers, or underpants.
- ‘Apparently you can stuff a load of this into your kecks and it helps piles.’
- ‘Steve's like me, he's got mates from when he was a kid who knew him when he was two-foot nothing and had holes in his kecks.’
- ‘I can't say I have ever, ever, worn a pair of kecks to deliberately match my belt.’
- ‘He replied, ‘As we're only there two nights, I'm very unlikely to even be changing my kecks.’’
- ‘The wind howled down the railway tracks from West Hampstead, slicing through my leather coat and posh kecks.’
1960s: phonetic respelling of obsolete kicks ‘trousers’.
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.