Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A fabric made from a twilled mixture of cotton and wool.as modifier ‘a green Viyella blouse’
- ‘Because Viyella is new here in Marlborough it was a good chance to show ourselves to the people of Marlborough.’
- ‘No wonder those who still wear tweed jackets, Viyella shirts and ‘frocks’, as opposed to dresses, can't stand them in return.’
- ‘Coats will be exiting the apparel business in order to focus on its profitable global threads business, as well as its Jaeger and Viyella retail operations.’
- ‘Tickets are available from Viyella or Marlborough Prospect shops.’
- ‘Clients include Viyella, Windsmoor, Brook Taverner and many more; they have a successful website and are planning to introduce a company pension scheme.’
Late 19th century: from Via Gellia, a valley in Derbyshire where it was first made.
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.