Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A long pin, typically with an ornamental head, that holds a woman's hat in position by securing it to her hair.
- ‘At our September meeting Jo Smith displayed her collection of hatpins and gave a slide show illustrating the history of hats and their pins and their connection with fashion and status.’
- ‘She fastens it there with a strong hair elastic, and uses a hatpin to attach the cloth flower.’
- ‘So she ran off stage, and put on this hat, but because she had so little time to change she just rammed a hatpin through by herself - no dresser, right?’
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.