Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A cornice moulding with an S-shaped cross section.
- ‘This exceptional exhibition will cover the cymas of some of the most sumptuous halls in the Brukenthal Palace.’
- ‘The building is noted for a beautiful Baroque doorway and the heads of the lions in the cymae of the windows.’
- ‘A fabulous range of broken cymae, painted with animated elements in different colours and drip-mouldings for channelling rain water, are displayed on the ground and first floors.’
- ‘The ceiling is vaulted with wooden-cavetto and decorated with beads and cymas.’
Mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek kuma ‘wave or wavy moulding’.
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.