Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A clock designed to stand on a wall bracket.
- ‘Pictured, a late Victorian English bracket clock with twin fusee movement and a gong chime. Price, £4,700.’
- ‘The couple fled with ivory figures, a bracket clock and silverware worth a total of £7,900.’
- ‘The stolen timepiece is a mahogany-cased Georgian bracket clock, manufactured by Jackson of East Smithfield in London.’
- ‘Burglars took the £3,000 Georgian bracket clock from an 84-year-old woman's house in Bradfield while she was away.’
- ‘These clocks were readily made up by taking the wheels from an old dial or bracket clock and replanting them within a set of pierced, skeletonised plates.’
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.