Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Insert words between the lines of (a document or other text):‘the writing was overwritten and interlined by many hands’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin interlineare, from inter- between + Latin linea line.
Put an extra lining between the ordinary lining and the fabric of (a garment, curtain, etc.), typically to provide extra strength:‘this garment deserves to be lined as well as interlined’covered, backed, interlinedView synonyms
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.