Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Formal social dancing in couples, popular as a recreation and also as a competitive activity. The ballroom dance repertoire includes dances developed from old European folk dances such as the waltz, Latin American dances such as the tango, rumba, and cha-cha, and dances of 20th-century origin such as the foxtrot and quickstep.
- ‘Anyway she taught us all how to ballroom dance in a way that was different, because some of it was just dance moves made to looked like ballroom dancing.’
- ‘O'Connor actually competed in ballroom dancing when she was between seven and ten.’
- ‘Mention ballroom dancing and many immediately think of the waltz.’
- ‘For example, ballroom dancing had been popular in the Cape cities after the war.’
- ‘She loves dancing and plans to continue ballroom dancing with her husband for many years to come.’
- ‘His main recreation remains ballroom dancing - tango, cha cha and waltz being his specialities.’
- ‘The couple started ballroom dancing lessons three years ago.’
- ‘At first that meant giving the sales staff lessons in ballroom dancing to help them develop an air of sophistication.’
- ‘Just before her mother's death in 1958, Nerina decided to take up ballroom dancing and joined a dance club.’
- ‘He was a neurosurgeon, yes, and a wonderful, wonderful man whose hobbies were skiing and dancing, ballroom dancing.’
- ‘Competitive ballroom and Latin dancing should never be confused with ballroom dancing.’
- ‘We also teach ballroom dancing, which is popular among Anglo-Indians.’
- ‘Although ballroom dancing is popular in the townships, there are no ballet teachers there.’
- ‘She also has the pleasure of continuing with her training in ballroom dancing while achieving her competencies.’
- ‘Then they do a few more hours of off ice work every day - ballroom dancing, Latin dancing, hip hop, and gym work.’
- ‘The social stigma surrounding ballroom dancing in Japan is one reason why he conceals the pursuit from his family.’
- ‘And these kids aren't dancing on the ceiling, but they are ballroom dancing.’
- ‘But aside from that, he was the most popular man on the floor of many dance halls in the golden age of ballroom dancing.’
- ‘There is entertainment galore, from choirs and music to ballroom dancing and various competitions.’
- ‘My friend was trying to teach me to break dance, but my first love will always be ballroom dancing!’
- ‘Suzanne, who is also a ballroom dancer, said it's a great place to pick up gowns.’
- ‘In the 1920s he made a living in London as an illustrator, theatre designer and ballroom dancer.’
- ‘Are you a good ballroom dancer?’
- ‘There are also a few serious ballroom dancers who take the opportunity to practice swirling around the wooden floor.’
- ‘He could weave through a defence with the grace of a ballroom dancer.’
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.