Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A window blind consisting of vertical rows of horizontally gathered fabric that may be drawn up into a series of ruches.
- ‘You don't want curtains flapping over the sink or cooker or festoon blinds that collect dirt.’
- ‘A festoon blind is designed to remain extended.’
- ‘Austrian and festoon blinds are far more gathered and decorative more like gathered curtains than flat blinds.’
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.