Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's dress with a seam at the waist, its bodice incorporating a collar and button fastening in the style of a shirt.
- ‘Do not give us shirt or raglan sleeves, or ‘shirtwaister’ styles with blousy tops, or flared or pleated skirts in boring patterns.’
- ‘No, the way to wear this summer's flat shoes is with crisp A-line skirts, shirtwaister dresses and narrow trousers.’
- ‘She was later to be seen in his most celebrated creation, the ultra - suede shirtwaister, a huge hit in 1972.’
- ‘Instead, putting on my best pink shirtwaister and a brave smile, I actually played the record before heading off on my birthday treat.’
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.