Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A brimless boat-shaped hat with a cleft down the centre, typically having two ribbons hanging at the back, worn as part of Highland dress.
- ‘At first, they tended to be peakless soft round caps or folding blue bonnets, like the Scots glengarry, and by the end of the century most armies had softer and more comfortable caps to wear.’
- ‘Pipers wore black shoes, tartan hose, spats, kilt, jacket, full wrap around plaid and glengarry, with hat badge and shoulder brooch, and skeine dhu, permissible.’
- ‘The marchers formed up by regimental rank, with the glengarries of the Royal Scots - 371 years of service - leading the way.’
Mid 19th century: from Glengarry, the name of a valley in the Highlands of Scotland.
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.