Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A table with hinged legs that are swung out from the centre to support folding leaves and make the table larger.
- ‘In this room New England Chippendale chairs surround a William and Mary gateleg table set with English creamware plates made between 1785 and 1790 and Prattware dishes and a tea set of about 1800.’
- ‘It would be a double gateleg table, I decided, partly as a tribute to an elegant, classic piece of furniture and partly as a way to have both a rectangular and a round table.’
- ‘The origin of the gateleg table is difficult to pinpoint.’
- ‘The Philadelphia walnut gateleg table dates from about 1710.’
- ‘Despite uncertainty about the maker, this table represents one of the few well-documented Philadelphia gateleg tables.’
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.