Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A masked ball.
- ‘Another favourite costume with the bal masqué is that of the ‘Postillon de Longjumeau.’’
- ‘It was said that the beautiful maharani sometimes danced on tables at bals masqués in Paris, dressed only in an emerald necklace.’
- ‘Many of the photographs of the café life and the bals masqués also helped to perpetuate this image.’
- ‘In Versailles’ heyday it was the scene of bals masqués and outdoor concerts.’
- ‘I could not imagine what a bal masqué and Père-Lachaise had to do with one another.’
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.