Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A surfing enthusiast, especially a young man.
- ‘Surfers became surfies in the popular media, and gradually transcended from bronzed gods to teenage threats.’
- ‘When most people think about Australian national identity, the images they remember are overwhelmingly blokey - drovers, surfies, lifesavers, Anzac soldiers.’
- ‘They were wearing clothes: things like short kilts, baggy trousers, long shirt-like affairs that hung down past the waist, even things that looked like the baggy shorts surfies favour.’
- ‘Moored just offshore from the poor are million-dollar yachts from the Sumatran city of Padang, used to host well-heeled surfies on junkets.’
- ‘He's from Richmond, Texas, but as a young teenager and high school dropout he hitch-hiked to California to become a surfie, and there he met a man who changed his life.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.