Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of inflatable mattress which is used as a bed or for floating on water.
- ‘The theme of the day is Spanish holiday, they are dressed almost to a man in sombreros, with either beach balls, lilos or water rings.’
- ‘Out on the pier, we saw that kids had paddled out over a hundred yards on lilos and inflatable rafts.’
- ‘Several generations will gather round a table to enjoy a barbecued dinner, having spent a long day on the beach, equipped with well-stocked coolboxes, sunshades and lilos.’
- ‘Only this week, two would-be asylum-seekers were caught miles from the French mainland as they tried to use children's lilos to paddle their way across the English Channel.’
- ‘Other episodes focused on him lounging on a lilo with friends and visiting his granny.’
- ‘Me, the laptop and a lilo and duvet are the only items left in the house.’
- ‘I shall then place the one who is snoring the loudest upon an inflated lilo and gently launch her out to sea, with a candle and a baht or two.’
- ‘Hard to believe, but there once was a time when going to the sea, or enjoying the pool, didn't automatically mean windsurfing, wetbiking or splashing about on a lilo.’
- ‘There are no sets, merely a bare stage with props comprised of the paraphernalia of a holiday - suitcases, beach rings, lilos, etc.’
- ‘I'll be sleeping on a blow up lilo for the last week or so but who cares.’
1930s: alteration of lie low.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.