Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flat, lustreless white.
- ‘The common habit of painting garden seats a dead white is certainly open to criticism.’
- ‘The floors in Vencente Wolf's Conference room are painted a dead white.’
- ‘For example, if the wallboard had been painted a dead white before any visual material had been applied, the impact of the photographs, the lettering and the colored symbols would be more immediate and powerful.’
- ‘It was a circular, dead-white room with red hangings and looked curiously like a stiff modern stage set.’
- ‘Grateful for the refurbishing done by the Navy, the theater board decided to repaint the dead white walls with warmer colors.’
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.