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usually as modifier A large check pattern.‘a Prince of Wales check suit’
- ‘In 1960 he turned up in a Prince of Wales check suit, a grey top hat, a shimmering lilac waistcoat and carrying a gold-handled ebony stick.’
- ‘Another princely portrait shows the future King standing stiffly to attention in a Prince of Wales check suit with a large column of stone backing him up.’
- ‘But under all the sensational styling, there were plenty of wearable, work-a-day clothes like wide Prince of Wales check trousers with deep turn-ups or slim-fitting jackets.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.