Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[as modifier] Denoting a chair or sofa with a quilted back, the stitching being hidden by buttons:‘a button-back antique chair’
- ‘This lovely Victorian button back sofa chaise is in excellent condition, covered in dusky pink velvet.’
- ‘The company has a less authentic, but grand-looking, button-back Chesterfield bedstead, in Alcantara faux-suede or real leather, priced from £2,000.’
- ‘She favoured floral chintz, velvet button-back chairs and mahogany antiques.’
- ‘If I see a woman with thighs that resemble a button-back settee, I feel rather smug.’
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.