Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1North American A baked pudding made with apples or other fruit and breadcrumbs.
- ‘The most familiar one is the Apple Brown Betty, made with sliced apples and brown sugar.’
- ‘I kept reminding myself to pick up a Brown Betty while we were out.’
- ‘Apple Brown Betty is one of the oldest desserts in American culinary history, dating back to colonial times.’
- ‘If you're wondering what to do with all the apples you bought at the orchard or farmstand, this Apple Brown Betty recipe will do the trick.’
2British A large brown earthenware teapot.
- ‘800220 With history that goes back to the 1600s, the Brown Betty is reputed to make the best pot of tea in the world.’
- ‘It turns out that the Brown Bettys that we sell (traditional British teapots) are cheaper than the ones on the east side.’
- ‘We obviously also like Beehouse pots, which are perfect for two and three cups of tea, as well as Yixing and, of course, the Brown Bettys, to name a few.’
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.