Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A device for warming a bed, typically a metal pan filled with warm coals.
- ‘There was a bed too, with soft white sheets, and a willing maid with a copper bed-warmer full of hot coals.’
- ‘‘Maybe he finally wants a bed-warmer,’ blankly stated one of the four kitchen hands, James.’
- ‘Part of the hotel's hospitality included a maid who came to warm the guest's bed with a bed-warmer.’
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.