Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A sexually precocious young girl.
- ‘It is true that teenage mags can be vile little publications hellbent on creating a generation of Lolitas, dressed up in sparkly halter-neck frocks and the latest eyeshadow.’
- ‘If her girls have been compared to prepubescent Lolitas, her seniors seem just as coy, if comically spry.’
- ‘In a little table in the corner, some very doll-like Lolitas were sitting and chatting on their cell phones.’
- ‘The shot captured a virtual sea of Lolitas dressed in makeup, halter tops and platform shoes and was fairly shocking to everyone.’
From the name of a character in the novel Lolita (1958) by Vladimir Nabokov.
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.