Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An alloy of copper and zinc used in imitation of gold leaf.
- ‘The silver Dutch metal has the advantage over real silver in that it doesn't tarnish.’
- ‘An example from Spain, from the 1850's, showed a painted black pattern leaving clear areas for Dutch metal.’
- ‘It would often have been Dutch metal, an alloy of copper and zinc in proportions of about 80: 20.’
- ‘Students will learn the history of gilding, an introduction to products, how to prepare difference surfaces ready for gilding, practical application of gold, silver, Dutch metal, aluminium and copper leaf, as well as learning how to seal and create antique patinations.’
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.