Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- another term for brace (sense 4 of the noun)
- ‘The word ‘inaudible’ began to appear in curly brackets.’
- ‘The numbers in the curly brackets signify that after taking the last coin the left-hand player will have no spare moves left, and likewise for the right-hand player.’
- ‘Instructions/tool-tips on how to use the template are surrounded by curly brackets again to distinguish them from characters that people are actually likely to utilise in the course of their annotations.’
- ‘Style sheets might as well consist of curly brackets.’
- ‘Kinds of brackets include: round brackets, parentheses; square brackets, brackets; brace brackets or less formally curly brackets; and angle brackets.’
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.