Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A garment or device designed to prevent a woman from having sexual intercourse.
- ‘Unlike the chastity belt, which functions literally to lock up the wife's private parts, the marriage girdle functions in a figurative sense, as a sign that the woman is off limits for other men's use.’
- ‘Virginity doesn't imply being locked up with a chastity belt - today virginity means having respect for your body.’
- ‘‘I should think a chastity belt might be a good start,’ said Carolyn.’
- ‘The nearly fifty items included a European iron chastity belt next to an English male anti-masturbation device.’
- ‘His most controversial works are probably his anti-rape devices, which have the appearance of high tech medieval chastity belts.’
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.