Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pocket watch with a hinged cover in the middle of which a small opening or window allows one to read the approximate time.
- ‘I have been collecting gold pocket watches for many years; hunters and half-hunters together with alberts and half-alberts and associated fobs.’
- ‘We also stock a wide range of silver and gold antique pocket watches; these include hunters, half-hunters, open-faced and verges.’
- ‘It is a superb gold half-hunter with top quality 19 jewel Waltham Riverside movement in a heavy 18 carat Dennison case.’
- ‘I kinda like the look of the new 5296 with the sword hands and plain dial, but alas, no half-hunter case.’
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.