Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘As a building, Maison Krug disappoints - just a yard, cellar and offices - and I cast envious glances at other champagne houses in Reims, especially Pommery which is a fantastic Disneyland castle with battlemented walls.’
- ‘A huge fireplace, painted in Italian style, dominates one wall and a glazed door leads on to a modern battlemented terrace looking on to the lake.’
- ‘Almost immediately this was surrounded by a lower battery providing fourteen further gun positions, while about 1550 a battlemented entrance block was built containing the governor's lodgings.’
- ‘Its red, white and blue uprights support a span depicting Derry's gates with a battlemented head topped by a crown.’
- ‘Those bastions were garrisoned, as was the battlemented traverse work cut to overhang the full width of the gate.’
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.