Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A close-fitting, knee-length military boot.
gumboot, wellington, wader, walking boot, riding boot, field boot, jackboot, thigh boot, half-boot, ankle boot, pixie boot, chelsea boot, balmoral, desert boot, moon boot, snow bootView synonyms
- ‘GI Joe's field boots were basically wartime versions of the rugged brogans familiar to farm labourers and other working stiffs who spent a lot of time on their feet.’
- ‘But I can't go there with my field boots, so the next step is to send even smarter robots instead.’
- ‘‘Welcome,’ says a woman neatly dressed in jods, field boots, and a light blue ratcatcher shirt.’
- ‘Mawson had, as I have, a pair of worn field boots.’
- ‘So on the face of it, Skee-Tex field boots are the perfect solution to these compromises.’
- ‘A gifted rider is a horseman, whether they wear cowboy boots or English field boots.’
- ‘Cyndy Williams, boot buyer at Dover has bought back the popular Konig Dressage boot and added a new field boot from Tuff Rider with a clever slide zip, which hides the seams.’
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.