Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very thin moustache.
- ‘Light shafted through holes in the ceiling, pigeons flapped in the rafters, the walls were stacked with enormous canvases and an old man with a pencil moustache came out and shook my hand.’
- ‘The other man was of stocky build, about 5ft 9ins tall and had a pencil moustache.’
- ‘He has short Afro-style hair and a small pencil moustache with a gap under the nose.’
- ‘Fascism in the year 2002 does not come in a black shirt with a pencil moustache - it comes in a designer suit.’
- ‘The picture was reinforced by the war films his schoolteacher mother took him to, featuring intrepid British servicemen with their pencil moustaches and stiff upper lips and irredeemably evil, two-dimensional Nazis.’
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.