Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A member of a movement of young feminists associated with aggressive punk-style rock music.
- ‘We're not trying to align ourselves with riot grrrl or being a girl band, but there's no doubt that being a girl making music is still a politicized thing to do.’
- ‘Anecdotal evidence suggests that more and more feminist and riot grrrl zines are being produced by UK women and girls.’
- ‘My girl's a hot girl, a riot girl and she's angry at the world!’
- ‘This is a zine made up from a load of articles by different people within the riot girl scene in London and surrounding areas.’
- ‘I thought, since we already went through riot grrrl in the early '90s, that women playing in bands, especially punk bands, had a lot more freedom, but I was sadly deluded.’
- ‘Many a future riot grrrl was raised on the Swedish superbrat heroine of Astrid Lindgren's best-selling children's books, but whether modern kids will take to her is questionable.’
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.