Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A linked sequence of steps or movements constituting a phrase.
- ‘Every position, from a simple demi-plié to the most complex enchaînement or batterie combination, places exacting, apparently unreal demands on the body.’
- ‘He is credited with introducing greater use of ballon, precision batterie, and a variety of virtuoso pirouettes, and it is said that he never repeated an enchaînement, so inventive was he as a teacher.’
- ‘Bournonville enchaînements don't finish with a self-satisfied, applause-inducing sense of consolidation.’
Mid 19th century: French, chaining together.
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.