Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- popular and erroneous term for bend sinister
- ‘This bar sinister probably needled your attorneys, most of whom are fine fellows with curly black hair, double-breasted suits, etc., into attempting to enjoin us.’
- ‘That ‘bar sinister’ had not prevented Royal Meath winning the Grand Steeplechase de Paris and the Conyngham Cup at Punchestown.’
- ‘The term "bar sinister" is quite simply an impossible term of heraldry.’
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.