Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Construction of a standard for beauty and attractiveness, and judgments made about people on the basis of how well or poorly they meet the standard.
- ‘It doesn't cater to the lowbrow philosophy that romance readers are all about intoxicating escapisms and lookisms and that they will shriek if someone over thirty gets naked.’
- ‘This form of discrimination, which is prevalent in all areas of life and still hardly regarded, is called lookism.’
- ‘A US survey on appearance discrimination in the workplace confirms a trend of 'lookism' sweeping businesses across the world, according to employment experts.’
- ‘I was amazed at how lookisms, sexisms (probably racisms, if the area I lived in was more diverse) play a part on the estimations of observers.’
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.