Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pair of women's stretch trousers having a band of elastic at the bottom of each leg which passes under the arch of the foot.
- ‘The swirl of varying dictates makes it hard to know which clothing mandates are worth following and which are better tossed to the fashion graveyard to fester among Skids and stirrup pants.’
- ‘She weathered good and bad trends, passing up the unflattering polyester pants of the '60s and dancing into the '80s with stirrup pants and leg warmers.’
- ‘All I can say is, thank God for cotton casuals, fleece sweatshirts and elastic-waist stirrup pants!’
- ‘Even though she was chubby, her shoulder-length curly hair framed an attractive, well-made-up face, and she wore her red stirrup pants and red-and-black angora sweater with panache.’
- ‘He was fastidious about Terri's appearance, spraying her with Picasso perfume and outfitting her in stirrup pants and matching tops from The Limited.’
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.