Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A representative of a demographic category: a blue-collar, high school-educated father with relatively conservative values but without predictable political affiliation.
- ‘First there were Angry White Males, then Soccer Moms, then Office Park Dads, and now NASCAR Dads.’
- ‘Forty-five million strong, these men - dubbed NASCAR Dads by the skeptical liberal media - have been among his most dependable supporters.’
- ‘That's a message that the NASCAR Dads who are so turned off by his plummy elitism will respond to.’
- ‘So now she is arguing they will never win the White House unless they begin to reach out to the massive voting group she has dubbed the NASCAR Dads.’
- ‘Evidence abounds that, at the very least, he is as inclined as any NASCAR Dad to divide the world into worthy and unworthy victims.’
Early 21st century: from the popularity of stock car racing with white, working-class men.
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.