Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A library entitled to a free copy of each book published in the UK. The copyright libraries in the British Isles are the British Library, the Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, the National Library of Wales, the National Library of Scotland, and the library of Trinity College, Dublin.
- ‘Significantly, I could not find it in any university in my region, so I travelled to the nearest copyright library (in Oxford).’
- ‘Edinburgh has great cultural assets, the Festival, the National Gallery of Scotland, the Portrait Gallery and the copyright library.’
- ‘The National Library of Scotland, a copyright library which received editions of all my books, also refused to say anything.’
- ‘But till very recently, the major copyright libraries of the world have had a policy of throwing away book jackets.’
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.