Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A shelter for mammals or birds, especially pigeons.
- ‘My neighbour lived on the terrace of his building, in a single room surrounded by cotes for his pigeons.’
- ‘Now the council is looking at introducing pigeon cotes in the town centre, in which the birds will be encouraged to feed and lay eggs, which can then be removed to keep numbers down.’
- ‘The cotes are the subject of constant campaigning and the standards have risen across the board.’
- ‘Last week Town Council members decided to look into providing one or two pigeon cotes around the town.’
Old English (in the sense ‘cottage’), of Germanic origin; related to cot.
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.