Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A coat stand in the hall of a house.
- ‘But people would not like it; the embarrassment of a dead man's jacket, his baseball cap and panama on the hallstand.’
- ‘I had secretly taken them the night before from Dad's predictable hiding spot… in the hall tree.’
- ‘A visitor to the home could leave a hat, cane, umbrella or wrap on the Victorian hall tree.’
- ‘He cuffed her ear then proceeded to drag her sneakily through to the entrance hall where a hallstand replete with walking-sticks, canes and umbrellas snarled their progress.’
- ‘Mr. Robinson claimed the house was ransacked with furniture either destroyed or stolen - among these goods, a TV, coffee table, hallstand and ornaments.’
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.