Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Dyed in colours that will not fade or be washed out.
- ‘One word of caution - batiks are not colour fast.’
- ‘Natural dyes are not sufficiently colour fast to use in the manufacture of our carpets.’
- ‘The rugs are colour fast to the highest possible standards.’
- ‘Hand drawn and printed on high quality paper using colour fast inks, the map features the heraldic crests of many famous families.’
- ‘Be sure to test in an inconspicuous area prior to use, to ensure that the fabric is color fast.’
- ‘If colour blots off, the garment is not colour fast.’
- ‘It is a heat-setting ink which, when properly applied, will be colour fast, dry cleanable, wash resistant and suitable for most fabrics.’
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.