Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's corset or belt designed to accentuate a slender waist.
girdle, panty girdle, foundation garment, foundation, support garment, corseletteView synonyms
- ‘Laure said she thought what I wanted was probably a waspie.’
- ‘Wear them with a leather waspie for extra hourglass appeal.’
- ‘Yes, the Freudian unconscious was filled with girls in waspies and stockings doing wicked things!’
1950s: diminutive of wasp from wasp waist.
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.