Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A male lover who is much younger than his partner.
- ‘Tracey's next door neighbour is the gossipy, sex-obsessed Dorien, a snobbish Jewess ostensibly happily married to accountant Marcus but actually indulging in a flurry of flings with muscular toy boys.’
- ‘But now here was something they couldn't share - a toy boy who threatened to drive a rift between their sisterly love… forever!’
- ‘However as we move on into our 20s the toy boy, while undeniably still holding appeal on certain occasions, just doesn't do it for us in the same way.’
- ‘Other rejects consist of men already in relationships looking for no strings fun or toy boys looking to put an older woman notch on their bedpost.’
- ‘I can pitch it somewhere between attentive-son-she-never-had and toy boy.’
- ‘If you are a woman you are old enough to have a toy boy - complicated but delicious.’
- ‘Even when I'm retired and on the beach in Jamaica with a toy boy, I'll still be going online to find out what's happening.’
- ‘And since I am assured through a reliable source that whopping age gaps are irrelevant when it comes to relationships, I can get myself the toy boy I had always wanted.’
- ‘Instead of a toy boy, she invests in a run down theatre off Shaftsbury Avenue in London's West End and renames it The Windmill, after the street in which it resides.’
- ‘We were accompanied by a younger man who could have been a toy boy but seemed more like a paid amanuensis whose role was to heave the portly baronet into a taxi when his behaviour put him in danger of arrest.’
- ‘Some misty-eyed lady of leisure might even make you her toy boy.’
- ‘The toy boy - 15 years her junior - arrived in South Africa from Europe on Friday.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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