Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Prehistoric pottery of the mid to late Neolithic in Britain (c.3300–2100 BC), characterized by a flat base and decorated chiefly with grooves and straight lines.
- ‘The finds from the site included quantities of grooved ware pottery.’
- ‘He notes that henges and the grooved ware pottery often found at them are two examples of the British Neolithic not found on the Continent.’
- ‘Instead I have to stand there, look them in the eye and say a sherd of late Neolithic grooved ware.’
- ‘The structure was dated by finds of grooved ware pottery.’
- ‘‘We found 750-odd pieces of grooved ware, which is one of the largest collections in the south-west 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.