Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Ornamental needlework, crochet, or knitting, as opposed to plain or purely functional stitches.
- ‘The D'Oyley is one of several vintage crochet doily patterns from The Lady's Album of Fancy Work.’
- ‘Tatting as a fashionable fancy work was introduced to London as far back as 1850.’
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.