Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A petticoat that hangs from the waist.‘a satin half-slip and camisole’
slip, underskirt, underslip, undergarmentView synonyms
- ‘She must have gotten some new things because I had never seen this camisole and half-slip before.’
- ‘I'm also wearing a black half-slip.’
- ‘Taking my elbow, she guided me around women engaged in heated discussions about the price of half-slips.’
- ‘In the TV documentary Psycho - The First Time, a woman recalls that Marion's bra and half-slip was as big a shock to her as the shower scene.’
- ‘The movies from this era were particularly moralizing: footage of girls in bras and half-slips and some super-sleazy guy, wrapped up as tales of perversion and consequence.’
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.