Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A guitar that does not require electrical amplification, having a hollow body that amplifies the string vibrations:‘he toured alone, playing an acoustic guitar’
- ‘At center stage an acoustic guitar lay face down.’
- ‘I was about 13 when I first heard someone strumming an acoustic guitar.’
- ‘He ambles on to the stage, scruffed-up in his black leather jacket and clutching his black acoustic guitar.’
- ‘Oboes, flutes and violins flutter over acoustic guitar, the foundation of most songs on this CD.’
- ‘Anyone who sits around with an acoustic guitar singing songs with their friends will enjoy this infectious look into the way people relate to each other through music.’
- ‘Melodic and heartfelt lyrics meld seamlessly with gentle acoustic guitar riffs, pianos and xylophones and light drumming.’
- ‘A simple acoustic guitar melody begins to play accompanying his voice.’
- ‘A lone singer with an acoustic guitar was a rare occurrence in 1977.’
- ‘Hunched over his acoustic guitar in a shabby Los Angeles nightclub, he hardly looks like Hollywood's newest sensation.’
- ‘Acoustic guitars are strummed hard and fast on some songs, and are played with melodic flair on others.’
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.