Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘By 1300 the arch and gable motif was ubiquitous on wall arcading, tombs, shrine bases, ivories, and liturgical furnishings, the largest and most prominent of which were painted altarpieces.’
- ‘The doors of the bookcase, instead of being glazed, have brass trelliswork framed by a double row of Gothic arcading.’
- ‘Externally St Peter's is interesting enough, with a low but ornate west tower, and long nave and chancel along which runs blind arcading.’
- ‘Some of the tower's best surviving medieval architecture can be found inside, such as decorative arcading along the walls.’
- ‘100 years ago, an important discovery was made during restoration work to the nave arcading on the north side of Holy Trinity Church in Micklegate, which had been walled up for several centuries.’
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.