Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A word or phrase on a musical score which indicates the expression required of a performer.
- ‘He knows that Beethoven has to be specially watched when his expression marks stray into German, as they do in Op 90, for instance.’
- ‘The clefs, rests, and expression marks such as slurs and phrasing, even the thickness of the staves, make up a complex pictorial and typographical unity.’
- ‘He emphasized the importance of concentration during practice, the observance of phrasing, pedaling and expression marks during early stages of learning.’
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.