Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A short story as a form of literary composition.
- ‘One is the oral/written interface in the conte, in particular the stylistic and syntactic make-up of contemporary oral storytelling, with a particular interest in negation, inversion, detachment, and speech and thought presentation.’
- 1.1 A medieval narrative tale.
French, based on Latin computare reckon, sum up.
[mass noun] A kind of hard, grease-free crayon used as a medium for artwork:[as modifier] ‘Conté pastels’
- ‘This is a red conte drawing from art class.’
- ‘In this lesson you'll learn how to create a dry wash, how to sketch a butterfly and how to draw it in pastel or colored Conte.’
Mid 19th century: named after Nicolas J. Conté (1755–1805), the French inventor who developed it.
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.