Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A descriptive catalogue of works of art with explanations and scholarly comments.
- ‘This has left a formidable resource for art historians who this year will publish the third and final volume of his catalogue raisonné.’
- ‘This book, a catalogue raisonné of this enterprising print publisher, tells a short but glittering tale.’
- ‘Since her first etchings of nursery rhymes appeared in 1989, she has been so productive in the print studio that a new catalogue raisonné has just been devoted to her graphic art.’
- ‘He devoted much of his retirement to assisting César de Hauke with a catalogue raisonné of Seurat's work, eventually published in two volumes in 1961.’
Late 18th century: French, ‘explained catalogue’.
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.