Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A social dance at which participants dance in their stockinged feet.
- ‘She notes that even in the romanticized 1950s-era of drive-ins, soda fountains and sock hops, many young couples had long-term relationships.’
- ‘Maybe going to sock hops and hanging out with friends at the mall on weekends is important to her.’
- ‘The lyrics of ‘Sixteen Tons’ detail the difficult life of a coal miner - a far cry from the relatively carefree life of shared sodas and sock hops.’
- ‘The band played at all the beach dances and high school sock hops.’
- ‘Those who came of age in the 1950s are honestly wistful for the innocent pleasures of Perry Como, Chubby Checker, and sock hops.’
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.