Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A low stone seat on the inside of a wall or round the base of a pillar in a church, cloister, or other religious building.
- ‘The nave of three bays has on its south side an arcade of the end of the 13th century with pillars of four engaged filleted shafts and a bench-table or seat round the bases.’
- ‘A convertible model allows bench-table combinations to be converted into two benches with backrests.’
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.