Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A large ostentatious car, of a style associated with pimps:‘he'd equipped the van like a pimpmobile, with cherrywood panelling and shag carpet’
- ‘The band reduces electric boogie and original punk-funk to their sinewy essences, with enough sleaze, sass and drunken merriment to power a pimpmobile.’
- ‘By the early 1970s, the Cadillac brand found itself riding around with a trunk full of stereotypes - pimpmobile, welfare Cadillac.’
- ‘Hooker, noticing a black guy standing next to his own car while talking to some street girls, brakes, gets out, turns to Romano and says, ‘See if you can run a trace on that pimpmobile.’’
- ‘It's highly unlikely he's raking in ‘millions’ if he is, he isn't splurging on wardrobe and pimpmobiles.’
- ‘His string-quartet concerto, after Handel, delightful though it may be, has as much relation to its originals as a pimpmobile to a plough or as Stravinsky's Pulcinella to ‘Pergolesi.’’
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.