Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A casual leather shoe with a decorative slotted leather strip over the upper, in which a coin may be placed.
- ‘Join us next time when we attempt to make Dave give up the pennies in his penny loafers.’
- ‘Standard and penny loafers have gained much popularity over the past few seasons.’
- ‘In family photos from the period my sister and her friends cavort in penny loafers for the camera.’
- ‘You're paying for my ugly and out-of-date penny loafers, by the way, since you've ruined them.’
- ‘I was kind of gawking at her while she knelt in the dirt next to me in her impeccable khakis and penny loafers.’
- ‘When I fell into the preppy look in high school, my grandmother donned penny loafers and cardigans, too.’
- ‘He must exchange two sacks of potatoes for one pair of penny loafers.’
- ‘It's like pairing a beautiful red satin evening dress with lime green penny loafers.’
- ‘Handsome people in yellow terrycloth pants and penny loafers looking like they just heard the funniest story of there lives.’
- ‘They spilled into her penny loafer burning her foot so badly that almost sixty years later the scar still stands out on the skin across the arch.’
- ‘As a result, the shirts worn to play the game - typically cotton, wide-striped and with a white, three-button collar - became the mufti of former public schoolboys in town, generally worn with jeans and penny loafers.’
- ‘Along with the famous poodle skirts and ponytails, saddle shoes, penny loafers, and colored sneakers were popular with teenaged bobby-soxers.’
- ‘They were burgundy penny loafers, with shiny pennies in them.’
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.