Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fat person.
- ‘Whether or not the Michelin man enjoyed his meal as much as Simon's devoted clientele, remains to be seen.’
- ‘Then I found a job back at the varsity I studied in, and sadly bumped into him (he is rather huge now, Mr Michelin man) at the varsity dining areas.’
- ‘Arriving unannounced and supposedly anonymously at a top restaurant, its car park packed with luxury limousines, the solitary Michelin man would be spotted before he had even sat down.’
- ‘Yes, the big splooshy brown mass of racially diverse Michelin man thanks to my huge jacket, scares her much.’
1990s: from the name of a cartoon character with a body and limbs made up of pneumatic tyres.
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.