Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Material used to make a fringe.‘even the simplest tablecloth is elegant if edged with fringing’
- ‘The fringing of the furniture also harks back to the 1670s by being straight, rather than bunched in the serpentine line characteristic of the following decade.’
- ‘Becky and Lorelei both saw spots, while Ethel set off an otherwise unassuming grey fan skirt with pink fringing and haphazard pink patches.’
- ‘We can also make this bag optionally with gold or silver metallic fringing or with really wonderful antique gold fringing that we recently saved from a pair of old church hangings.’
- ‘The pair's work, reviving the ancient art of decoration using fringing, trimming and braiding is reflected in their home.’
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.