Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman who teaches something:‘a riding instructress’
- ‘A bildungsroman is a novel of education, and Owen's education consists of learning from a ‘string of instructresses’ lessons about life.’
- ‘Later that year the school was visited by GB Smith, the local Magistrate, who said, ‘I have much pleasure in reporting the care and energy displayed by the instructress.’
- ‘Some sources credit Amy Schauer, instructress in cookery at Brisbane's Central College from 1897 to 1938 and a renowned authority on culinary matters who was reputedly very fond of rich cakes and puddings.’
- ‘Tao's top chef, Maki (who doubles as gym instructress, costume designer and, of course, performer), has been put in charge of the food.’
- ‘Would you deign to be my instructress, I should prove an apter scholar than if taught by Signor Rappaccini himself.’
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.