Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Widening pleats radiating out from a skirt's waistband.
- ‘I remember trying on one with the sunray pleats and I looked like the side of a house.’
- ‘Just wondering if anyone has seen any dresses with sunray pleats?’
- ‘Long and shorter skirts had sunray pleats.’
- ‘She showed off her clever construction and tailoring skills with delicate ruching and sunray pleats and sleeves that had been delicately gathered to create just the right amount of puff.’
- ‘I've bought 4 dresses and 1 skirt featuring sunray pleats, and each time I forget that they really only seem to flatter tall willowy teenagers.’
- ‘My clothes are gorgeous including a white satin evening gown with sunray pleats and some loose, very feminine culottes.’
- ‘The rest looked elegant in strapless gowns, sunray pleats, plunging necklines and backless dresses to the tail-bone.’
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.