Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A deep round bowl used for mixing and cooking steamed puddings.
- ‘Line your pudding basin with slices of bread (white is best, I hate to say!) from which the crusts have been removed.’
- ‘Stir in the nuts and fruit then, once well combined, tip into a 1 litre pudding basin.’
- ‘Line a pudding basin or individual ramekins with cling-film, and then line the mould with the soaked bread, ensuring there are no gaps.’
- ‘Liberally butter a 900 ml pudding basin (use your warm hand - its easier) and dollop half the marmalade into the bottom.’
- ‘Beat the egg with the syrup and milk, mix thoroughly, put in a greased pudding basin and steam for three hours.’
- 1.1[as modifier] Denoting a hairstyle produced or seemingly produced by inverting a pudding basin on a person's head and cutting away all the hair that sticks out under it:‘a pudding-basin haircut’
- ‘Even her unfashionable pudding-basin bob has been transformed by Udo Walz, one of the country's best-known hairdressers.’
- ‘The Deputy Prime Minister, sporting what looked like a recent pudding-basin haircut in honour of the Budget, looked on approvingly in his role as the Prime Minister's new best mate.’
- ‘The physical makeover has replaced her pudding-basin haircut with soft layers and highlights, and her make-up is now professionally applied.’
- ‘A ‘pudding-basin’ cut, often seen on memorial brasses, shows hair thick but clear of the ears, probably to assist in cushioning the helmet.’
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.