Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The preparation of a dead person for burial:‘the district nurse could be asked to complete last offices’
burial, burying, interment, entombment, committal, inhumation, laying to rest, consignment to the graveView synonyms
- ‘The ‘laying-out’ of the body - or ‘rendering the last offices’ was in the past a job traditionally done by women, often the local midwife.’
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.