Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woollen or silk fabric, or a mixture of the two, with a twilled or ribbed surface.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Morning Post. From French armure arrangement of the threads in a fabric which resembles the interlinked structure of chain mail, a fabric which has this twilled or ribbed structure, extended use of armure.
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.