Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ring in the form of two hands clasping a heart, traditionally given in Ireland as a token of love.
- ‘Dick gave her a ring, one of the Claddagh rings from Ireland.’
- ‘The traditional consumer market for Waterford Crystal, Claddagh rings, Aran knitwear and Connemara marble rosary beads continues to thrive and is worth €120 million a year.’
- ‘He moved closer and found a ring, a Claddagh ring to be exact.’
- ‘It was a silver, Claddagh ring: a diamond set in the heart carried by two hands and topped by a crown studded with to smaller diamonds.’
- ‘I bought my brothers their Claddagh rings on Patrick's Day at a little Irish shop in St. Paul.’
From the name of a small fishing village on the edge of Galway city.
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.