Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A postage envelope with a design by the Irish painter William Mulready (1786–1863), the designer of the first penny postage envelope (1840).
- ‘Highlights were a Mulready from 1840, a ‘Weekend Telegraph’ used in 1918, a handwritten signed letter from Don Bradman (with other cricket thematic material) as well as the recent 24p GB Forgery used on cover.’
- ‘To complete this wonderful section, we have a Mulready 2d envelope dated 1st March 1841 addressed to Tobago in the West Indies.’
- ‘The Mulready envelope was introduced at the same time as the Penny Black stamp.’
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.