Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A tall free-standing post fitted with large hooks for hanging hats on.
- ‘Ashley hung her coat on the hatstand, walked up to the table and grabbed a weekly gossip magazine.’
- ‘And honestly, many people in my country only bothered to wear their hat once a week, although the rest of the time they would keep them on ornate hatstands in their home, and attached much significance to their presence.’
- ‘And girls, do remember to gently brush your hats after wearing to keep then neat and dainty as a flower before you place them on a hatstand.’
- ‘There were bellhops in satin uniforms who operated the lifts, bentwood hatstands that displayed accessories, and make-up counters where you were encouraged to try the make-up on your face.’
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.