Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Tiny sugar beads of varying colours used for decorating cakes and desserts.
- ‘Nursery delicacies included bread and sugar, bread with hundreds and thousands, lots of steamed puddings and custard with everything.’
- ‘There are dinosaur shaped biscuits, and fairy cakes scattered with tiny, dinosaur shaped hundreds and thousands.’
- ‘We've got icecream, jelly, custard, hundreds and thousands all over the seats.’
- ‘Cakes covered with these relatively simple icings are often further decorated with the addition of glacé cherries, angelica, silver dragées, hundreds and thousands, etc.’
- ‘For dessert, I ordered a chocolate and orange mousse served in a ramekin and topped with chocolate hundreds and thousands.’
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.