Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A range of plastic containers used for storing food.
- ‘He opened the refrigerator and stooped, rummaging through Tupperware containers with enthusiasm.’
- ‘Aside from a few snazzy Tupperware lines, most storage containers are ugly.’
- ‘Did you know that Tupperware is more expensive than any other container option?’
- ‘Rachel watched curiously as he pulled out plates, drinks, eating utensils and several more Tupperware containers full of food.’
- ‘I would walk for hours at the weekends, coming back with Tupperware bowls of berries which Joan made into pies with Bramley apples from the garden.’
- ‘Two Tupperware bowls sat on the counter, full of frosting.’
- ‘Lay the meat flat in a casserole dish, or in the big Tupperware container.’
- ‘We even packaged shots to go in tiny Tupperware containers.’
- ‘I busied myself with fiddling with my Tupperware sandwich container.’
- ‘I sighed and started clearing the dishes away, packing the leftovers into Tupperware tubs.’
1950s: from Tupper, the name of the American manufacturer, + ware.
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.