Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A small container used for applying cleansing solutions to the eye.
- ‘Thoroughly clean the eyebath before the first use and before and after each subsequent use.’
- ‘This earthenware eyebath was made at the Cambrian Pottery c.1795.’
- ‘When using for an eyebath, the strained tea can be lukewarm.’
- ‘Salt eyebaths did not help, and, although a dentist who treats himself has a fool for a patient, I prescribed more radical care for myself.’
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.