Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A European moth that has green to gold wing patches with a metallic lustre.
- ‘Metal and wood gleamed in the light: burnished brass on fixtures and valve and linkage rods, lamp-black iron pipes clustered around the recumbent bulk of the boiler, the reflective oiled surface of the milled-steel piston shafts.’
- ‘The handrails are of burnished brass, and rest upon polished oak tracks, which, with the iron work, are painted with the utmost skill and elegance.’
- ‘The sky in the east gleams like burnished brass gilding the wavelets on Phoenix Bay.’
- ‘Old St Paul's Cathedral is painted white on the outside like an English parish church, and inside burnished brass plates remember secretaries of the choir, city councillors and vicars.’
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.