Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘All the other comic writers of antiquity aim only at rendering folly or vice ridiculous, but never exalt their characters into buskined pomp, or make what Voltaire humorously calls a tradesman's tragedy.’
- ‘Again did my mistress’ needs drag me from these labours, and the buskined poet by Cupid was undone.’
- ‘I just hope that the Bishops’ conferences won't drag their buskined feet over it, hoping that Pope Benedict will conveniently die, and the whole project be dropped.’
- ‘Below the knee his legs were naked, ending in a buskined moccasin, that fitted tightly round the ankle.’
- ‘There was also a cope of exquisite grey silk on which was woven a female figure with buskined legs, wearing a short sky-blue tunic and the red Phrygian cap.’
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.