Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A block of wood or other solid material, containing long hollow grooves in which kitchen knives can be inserted up to the handle.
- ‘Her mother ignored her, pulling out a butcher's knife from the wooden knife block.’
- ‘Beau's parents + sister gave me a knife block with knives, scissors, a chopping board and a bunch of other utensils.’
- ‘If that's not your style you could go back to basics and opt for a bread bin, a 40 litre pedestal dustbin and a knife block with six to 12 knives.’
- ‘By the time she was on her feet Jo had selected a knife from the knife block.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.