Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An exercise system combining elements of aerobics and kick-boxing.
- ‘She's a whitewater thrill-chaser, downhill skier, mountain biker and surrealist artist who teaches aerobics, practices tae-bo, does yoga and plays piano.’
- ‘Nostalgic for the days before exercise got cluttered with tae-bo and other exotic paraphernalia?’
- ‘There are a variety of athletic dance styles, including tap, jazz, aerobics, tae-bo, cardio kickboxing, and other forms of music-related dance.’
- ‘I am about to do tae-bo right now because I need to work off all the stuff I ate all weekend.’
- ‘Thirty years ago, activities such as high and low impact step-aerobics, spinning, body-pump, hip-hop, funk, tae-bo and roller-blading classes didn't exist.’
1990s: from Korean tae ‘leg’ + bo, short for boxing (see box).
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.