Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Unbleached holland linen.
- ‘The doctor had no flannels, but he had brought a brown holland umbrella lined with green that he had acquired long ago in Algiers, and this served to give him something of the riverside quality.’
- ‘In brown holland blouse and sleeves rolled up to the elbows, he looked like a painter who has just laid down his brushes.’
- ‘Less perilous but equally disagreeable was a visit to an unspeakably dirty harem - ‘I had only a brown holland galabieh and high riding-boots to the knee, but twenty fleas were discovered thereon’.’
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.