Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A strong, thick plush velvet, used in upholstery.
- ‘It is furnished in old carved oak, with large carved cabinets, and the chairs are cushioned with crimson Utrecht velvet.’
- ‘The interior fittings are very pleasant, being white, picked out with gold, the upholstering being red Utrecht velvet.’
- ‘In the end I came out of Mr Solomon's shop with a velvet curtain and a receipt for a posing chair, which was to be covered with Utrecht velvet.’
- ‘There were couches and chairs, luxuriously upholstered with crimson Utrecht velvet throughout the building, complimented by a set of fine Indian curtains.’
- ‘After dinner we adjourned to a little sitting room whose walnut furniture was covered with yellow Utrecht velvet.’
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.