Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A very large wine bottle, equivalent in capacity to sixteen regular bottles.
- ‘For the reception, there will be a classic champagne fountain poured from a giant Balthazar bottle of Veuve Clicquot.’
- ‘Some years ago, he found a Balthazar bottle in a store of wine he had acquired.’
1930s: from Balthazar, the name of the king of Babylon, who ‘made a great feast … and drank wine before a thousand’ (Dan. 5:1).
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.