Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Red, as a heraldic tincture.postpositive ‘sword and long cross gules’
scarlet, vermilion, ruby, ruby-red, ruby-coloured, cherry, cherry-red, cerise, cardinal, carmine, wine, wine-red, wine-coloured, claret, claret-red, claret-coloured, blood-redView synonyms
- ‘Red (‘gules’) can be any shade of red, but cannot be replaced by another colour.’
- ‘He bore a shield of silver, stencilled with gules.’
Middle English: from Old French goles (plural of gole ‘throat’, from Latin gula), used to denote pieces of red-dyed fur used as a neck ornament.
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.