Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having light-coloured hair.‘he was fair-skinned and light-haired’
fair-haired, golden-haired, tow-headedView synonyms
- ‘The girl was so dark-eyed and dark-haired, that she seemed to receive a deeper and more lustrous colour from the sun when it shone upon her, the boy was so light-eyed and light-haired that the self-same rays appeared to draw out of him what little colour he ever possessed.’
- ‘She nervously looked away as the passenger side window descended, revealing a light-haired young man peering out at her.’
- ‘Behind them stood a little, delicate-looking, light-haired, English boy carrying a bag.’
- ‘The light-haired, dark-eyed Bonnaire was just 15 when she caused a sensation among Gallic cinephiles.’
- ‘The second son, a light-haired, blue-eyed version of his father, watched his older brother with disinterest.’
- ‘Dark-haired people can be just as congenial as light-haired people, I assume.’
- ‘The article said he goes for light-haired girls.’
- ‘He grew attached to his lawyers, in particular to Oliver, a small, light-haired woman fluent in French.’
- ‘"Mr. Johnson has been feeling poorly," a tall, light-haired man with a goatee spoke.’
- ‘All the men were Danes, I could see, for all, light-haired or dark, wore their hair long and in two braids.’
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.