Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Having semicircular indentations along the edge.Compare with invected
- ‘Nevertheless, the potential role of the engrailed gene in segmentation has been the focus of comparative studies.’
- ‘For the Oriel Hall coat of arms this has been changed to a gold lion rampant on a blue field within a gold engrailed border.’
Late Middle English (as verb engrail): from Old French engresler ‘make thin’, from en- (expressing a change of state) + gresle ‘thin’, from Latin gracilis.
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.