Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A piece of paper cut or folded into the shape of a human figure.
- ‘The style of popular children's paper dolls, with interchangeable two-dimension cut-out dresses, will characterize aspects of both the costumes and the decor.’
- ‘A group of five children in Old Washermenpet is spending the summer indoors making paper dolls and houses, doing crayon paintings, playing chess, scrabble, book cricket and hide and seek.’
- ‘Of course, every time I wanted to change ‘her’ clothes, I had to rip the tape off the doll, and it always took a piece of the paper doll with it.’
- ‘When I was little I used to love those paper dolls that you could cut out of kiddies' comics.’
- ‘Some of the boxes on view have survived with their original contents, among them a tabletop croquet set, and a child's box filled with paper dolls, a tea set, doll clothes, and a paint set.’
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.