Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Things associated with America, especially the United States:‘several important pieces of Americana’
- ‘These political conventions are a real piece of Americana, a genuine bit of folk culture.’
- ‘For a little while I was not clear whether either of these pieces of Americana existed outside the fictional Brown and Van Pelt households.’
- ‘I want it to be fresh, crisp and sparkling, so please forgive the venture into 50s Americana.’
- ‘There's a real feel-good feeling to classic Americana - it's there in the poster art and it's there in the music of the era.’
- ‘Returning to topic, at a certain point I felt that the innovative spirit of Americana, dealt with below, had departed for other climes.’
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.