Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shoe with a long pointed toe, popular in the 1950s.
- ‘If you were a mod you had to wear winkle-pickers.’
- ‘The tiniest kitten heels in the world, and toes like winkle-pickers.’
- ‘Like many young people I ignored advice not to wear winkle-pickers, stilettoes and high platforms, and boy am I paying for it.’
- ‘I'm like those women who discovered beehives and winkle-pickers back in the 1950s and still sport them today.’
- ‘The days of rock-star wannabe, red winkle-pickers and embarrassing 1980s’ garb are long gone and Kerr leads a sophisticated life.’
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.