Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A type of stretchy polyurethane fabric:[as modifier] ‘gold spandex leggings’
- ‘I wore pink spandex with bright blue flowers and yellow t-shirts.’
- ‘My friends are the ones who wear clown-colored spandex.’
- ‘The Lycra spandex stretch denim business is good, he adds, and is expected to become a core offering in the United States.’
- ‘The TotalGym really works, it's fun, and you don't have to suffer the disapproving stares of the scary spandex people at the gym.’
- ‘They all wore the same ridiculous costumes; black spandex with red body armour and helmets with face concealing black plexiglass.’
1950s: an arbitrary formation from expand.
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.