Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A reversible carpet in which the pattern appears on both sides.
- ‘We offer over 20 patterns of ingrain carpet; as well as 4 stair runner patterns.’
- ‘Advice books of the period recommended rotating an ingrain carpet to minimize patterns of wear.’
- ‘Adding both color and comfort to the room is the geometric ingrain carpet, woven in Britain or possibly New York between about 1840 and 1860.’
- ‘Ingrain carpets were the most affordable floor coverings in the US during the 19th century.’
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.