Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An oblong sponge cake covered with marzipan, with a square cross section quartered with two colours of sponge:[mass noun] ‘nurtured on tinned soup and Battenberg cake’
- ‘In this pleasing setting, men in light suits wield umbrellas instead of swords, while Adriana, clad from head to foot in canary yellow, and Luciana, pretty in pink, look as innocent and pastel as Battenberg cake.’
- ‘In 1999 we made nearly 36 million Mini Battenberg cakes!’
- ‘Milligan's propensity for lying in bed and munching doughnuts or Battenberg cake while watching children's TV programmes, gives the game away, of course, and we have Farnes to thank for such insights.’
Named after the town of Battenberg in Germany.
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.