Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very narrow ornamental tuck in a garment.
- ‘Shadow work mixed with buckles, buttons on sleeves, texturing, edging, appliqué with distressed edges, crystals on laser work, zardozi, gota, pin-tucks, pleats, smocking, layers.’
- ‘I want to make a skirt that has rows of pin-tucks, arranged in groups of three.’
- ‘Pin-tucks embellish heirloom clothing and look complicated to sew.’
- ‘There were elements of transparency in acceptable proportions, in the garments which were interspersed with pin-tucks and pleats.’
- ‘Heirloom sewers love light-weight linen because it shows up all the wonderful shirring, wing-needles work, and pin-tucks that they love.’
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.