Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An ink-soaked pad in a shallow box, used for inking a rubber stamp or taking fingerprints.
- ‘When the students use the ink pad, they should take care to roll their fingers across the paper, otherwise they will only achieve a black smudge.’
- ‘Lay the stamp onto a flat surface and tap the ink pad repeatedly over the surface of the rubber stamp.’
- ‘The ceremony to announce the emblem is rooted in Oriental culture with the Chinese seal, the red ink-pad, the special paper and the Chinese-style long table.’
- ‘It bears police approved wording and must be used with a red ink-pad.’
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.