Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] An early ornate, bold style of type.
- ‘I wallowed in bindings and leathers and fonts, in all the lovely jargon of the trade, half-titles, colophons, blind stamping, foxing, black letter, washed leaves and cancels.’
- ‘Actually, it had no pagination, and I could see right away that it was in black letter, two columns to a page.’
- ‘So you want p.o.M. in black letter, outlined in red?’
- ‘The first, in black letter, reads: ‘Hic Adam operatur terram in sudore vultus sui’ (Here Adam with sweat on his brow delves the earth).’
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.