Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of cloth tape bearing a person's name, attached to a garment to identify it as belonging to that person.‘his trousers had a name tape sewn to the waistband’
- ‘Our military leaders couldn't decide whether name tapes should be sewn straight across the jungle fatigue shirt or slanted over the pockets.’
- ‘None of them wore name tapes on the uniform, none wore rank insignia.’
- ‘The Cold War saw starched olive green - 107 fatigues, with name tapes and US ARMY added by 1954.’
- ‘And so I pontificated for six weeks until, precisely 12 hours before the Munchkin was due to skip merrily through the school gates, I found myself furiously ironing name tapes into the back of gym shorts.’
- ‘No need to play it, just watch it - it's brilliant for passing the hours when, in the middle of your life, you find that you have a lot of name tapes to sew on.’
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.