Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘With these first impressions, I work back into the plate with a scraper, burnisher and emery paper to enhance the lights and accent the motif.’
- ‘When dry, the gold is burnished with a hooked or rounded tool called a burnisher.’
- ‘Finally, burnishing and polishing of the wood is carried out with burnishers and abrasives of varying texture and refinement.’
- ‘For instance, a manufacturer may recommend that its floor covering be maintained with a high-speed burnisher.’
- ‘No former president has had a hankering to be more than a memoirist, or reputation burnisher.’
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.