Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A title given to someone, especially the son or daughter of a peer, that has no legal validity:‘he bore the courtesy title of Count of Champagne’
- ‘Men don't have different courtesy titles to identify their marital status and I don't see why women should be expected to.’
- ‘A baron's wife can use the courtesy title ‘Lady’.’
- ‘The eldest son normally takes as his courtesy title the family viscountcy.’
- ‘The title belonged to her knighted husband, hers is a subsidiary or courtesy title and portrayed in the manner described to denote this.’
- ‘You see, I have nursed a particular point of irritation with Mr. Manager for some time, as he absolutely refuses to address me by any other courtesy title but ‘Miss.’’
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.