Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A high stiff shirt collar with turned-down corners.
- ‘The young man's black hair is parted in the middle, he sports a moustache and sideburns, and wears a large black cravat under a wide wing collar.’
- ‘Bearded in some instances, clean-shaven in others, Lincoln is invariably shown in a black suit and white shirt with wing collar and black bow tie.’
- ‘Moir's grandfather was the son of a butler, sporting spats and a wing collar.’
- ‘The Ascot stock should be worn with a wing collar as an accessory to morning dress, although even the Prince of Wales is now to be seen sporting an ordinary tie and turned-down collar.’
- ‘You can wear three basic types of shirts with a tuxedo: wing collar, turndown collar and mandarin collar.’
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.