Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] A richly coloured iridescent glass, developed by L. C. Tiffany.
- ‘A parlor, her readers learned, should contain ‘delicately upholstered furniture, the rare vase or bit of favrile glass.’’
Late 19th century: formed as a trademark from the obsolete adjective fabrile ‘of a craftsman’.
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.