Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A hole in a piece of timber where a knot has fallen out, or in a tree trunk where a branch has decayed.
- ‘I could clearly see the bark, knotholes, even trunk rings in the petrified stumps - an indication of the growth of the trees in spring and summer.’
- ‘I placed my foot onto one of the knotholes on the trunk and hoisted myself up.’
- ‘Somehow, it reminds me of when I was a kid, sitting in church, bored, staring at the pine wood ceiling, counting or looking for patterns in the knotholes.’
- ‘Discreet knotholes in the wood provided excellent openings for eavesdropping.’
- ‘I'd been hoping there might be a knothole on the inside wall that would give me a view down over the classroom.’
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.