Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pen that has to be dipped in ink.
- ‘They haven't won a Grand Final since I was learning to use a dip pen at school.’
- ‘Visitors can take their place at desks in three period classrooms and write on slates with chalk before progressing to dip pens and exercise books to practise ornate copperplate writing.’
- ‘In the time I was not going I invested in a dip pen, some ink and a calligraphy brush.’
- ‘From slates we graduated to pencils and eventually to ink with dip pens.’
- ‘Dickens was an amazing novelist and one can only imagine what kinds of heights he'd reach if he could write with the dip pen and the inkwell and a portable home theater setup.’
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.