Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An embroidery stitch in the form of a flower petal.
- ‘Students learned the satin, cross-stitch and lazy daisy stitch.’
- ‘Create the large flower petals as if working lazy daisy stitch, but do not tack down the top of the loop; instead, bring the needle back up near the base of the ribbon loop and cover the base with French knots.’
- ‘To finish a row or make a single chain stitch (lazy daisy stitch) take the needle back to the wrong side where it came through over the loop to secure it.’
- ‘Other classic embroidery stitches are herringbone, montenegrin, satin stitch, lazy daisy stitch, French knot, bullion stitch, seeding stitch, mosaic stitch and scotch stitch.’
- ‘Embroider one lazy daisy stitch with the buttonhole twist or embroidery thread on either side of each feather stitch.’
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.