Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘Had you been a bassoonist, I'd probably have suggested a violist!’
- ‘The concertmaster (whoever it was) and solo bassoonist are simply fantastic.’
- ‘The doublereeder exists in just these two varieties - oboist and bassoonist.’
- ‘I'm a bassoonist, but I don't think that matters, does it?’
- ‘Minor variations in bore profile can affect intonation, and all bassoonists have to experiment to some extent to find fingerings that suit their own instrument.’
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.