Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A ring, typically one of brass or wood, used to fasten a curtain to a rail or rod.
- ‘For instance, lengths of ball chain from the hardware store can be used to make curtain rings that glide easily along the rod.’
- ‘Milan heard the clinking noise of the curtain rings on their rail and the sunlight flooded in.’
- ‘Don't forget to purchase some shower curtain rings, if you don't already have some.’
- ‘Simon loves to play with plastic drinking straws as well as shower curtain rings.’
- ‘And to clean brass curtain rings, soak them in a hot water and vinegar solution, then buff dry.’
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.