Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short bristly moustache trimmed to a rectangular shape.
- ‘And forget political correctness: William, the visiting brother of the British girl, does a hilarious Fawlty Towers-style imitation of the German boy, complete with Hitlerian toothbrush moustache and guttural accent.’
- ‘I don't think I was goosestepping along past Dixons and I haven't had a toothbrush moustache for years now.’
- ‘There was no doubt in my mind that he'd have a toothbrush moustache, his hair plastered back, a fifties dinner jacket, with a dickie bow, and greying temples.’
- ‘He even cut his hair to resemble Hitler and grew a toothbrush moustache in a pathetic attempt to emulate his hero.’
- ‘Oddly enough, in contrast with the bespectacled Cleverest Inventor who wears a loosely tied tie and untidy shirt, this astronomer is a public service type with a toothbrush moustache and a neat, dark suit.’
- ‘You never know, when I am drooling into my nightshirt in a bath chair, manhandled by warty nurses, I may sport a little shoe-polish-blackened toothbrush moustache and throw the odd Roman salute.’
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.