Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A portable writing case or surface, especially one for use on the lap.
- ‘Writing boxes, lap desks, and sewing boxes (some with their original tools) were also made by the Shakers and elsewhere in New England.’
- ‘If she doesn't already have one, I'd suggest a nice vintage fountain pen to go with the lap desk.’
- ‘Instead I write in bed on the lap desk given to me by a friend.’
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.