Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Of a dull light brown colour reminiscent of a mouse's fur:‘he had rather sparse mouse-coloured hair’
greyish-brown, brownish, dun-coloured, mud-coloured, mouse-coloured, mousy, muddy, khaki, umberView synonyms
- ‘He was in a dark corner, talking droll rubbish to a young woman in mouse-coloured gaiters.’
- ‘I had a pair of new mouse coloured leather breeches.’
- ‘She went from a frizzy mouse-colored brunette with glasses to a chocolate-colored brunette with wavy hair and contacts.’
- ‘She had mouse-coloured hair, eyes, and complexion.’
- ‘At the stations bareheaded women and children with naked, mouse-coloured feet offered us red boiled crabs.’
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.