Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small pointed ornament or moulding forming one of a series radiating like petals from a raised centre, typical of Norman and Early English styles.
2[mass noun] A small check pattern with notched corners suggestive of a canine tooth, used in cloth for jackets and suits.
- ‘Close behind the red-jacketed men came stout ladies in dog-tooth hacking jackets.’
- ‘They wore bumster trousers in black-and-white dog-tooth, pirate shirts, white boots and gymslips.’
- ‘She squealed dramatically and grabbed the sleeve of Theo's dog-tooth jacket, her eyeballs seeming suddenly to bulge at the drama of it all.’
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.