Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A type of stiff, smooth cardboard used as a drawing surface or for cutting and shaping.
- ‘We needed Bristol board and markers to make signs.’
- ‘I cut sheets of Bristol board to size and draw everything in pencil.’
- ‘She picked up a large piece of Bristol board and went to talk to the teacher.’
- ‘In the first step, photograms were produced by arranging a set of Bristol board strips of differing widths.’
- ‘At school, Carrie had tallied up the number of votes and posted a huge Bristol board outside the cafeteria.’
Early 19th century: named after the city of Bristol in south-west England.
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.