Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A white alloy of nickel, zinc, and copper.
- ‘This trim boxwood slide rule bound tipped in German silver was designed for use by technicians in textile trades.’
- ‘Nielsen Bainbridge offers a wide variety of silvers, from a raw aluminum look to a steel gray to brushed tones in its German silver.’
- ‘Based on a re-examination of the Fletcher site materials in the early 1990s, however, Mainfort now thinks the rings are not actually silver but a ‘gray metal’ alloy, perhaps German silver.’
- ‘Rules were also produced in boxwood and German silver, but occasionally for the wellheeled customer or for making special presentation rules, ivory was substituted for boxwood.’
- ‘Enticing showpieces from Muradabad and sleek artefacts made of German silver are the highlights of the expo.’
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.