Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A metric unit of capacity, equal to one hundredth of a litre.
- ‘All you might need is one three-litre box of white and one of red, equivalent to eight 75 - centilitre bottles.’
- ‘There were signs all over, for 50 and 70 centiliter paper cups.’
- ‘Pick a bottle from all the other choices on the supermarket shelf and you get not only 70 centilitres of strong liquor, but, more than with any other product, you buy an image.’
- ‘Street vendors in the French capital were doing a roaring trade in bottled water, selling 25 centilitre bottles for €2 each to hordes of thirsty tourists in front of the Sacre Coeur basilica.’
- ‘We also had un pot lyonnais, a 46 centilitre bottle of local red wine.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.