Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A kind of zither fitted with a series of sprung and padded bars which allow the playing of chords by damping selected strings.
- ‘The autoharp strums a single chord every 2 bars in the verse, but in the chorus changes chords.’
- ‘To the left is Big Al on mainly double bass and autoharp.’
- ‘She plays a small stringed instrument called an autoharp, but it is her voice that makes this a memorable record.’
- ‘She strums an old autoharp as she croons some of the best country tunes from the '40s.’
- ‘The least accessible track is the second, which takes a dense swirl of autoharp and guitar notes and slowly submerges them in an organ drone that rises over the course of 12 minutes.’
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.