Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] An openwork fabric with the warp threads twisted in pairs before weaving.
- ‘The weave preferably includes a half-cross or full-cross leno weave.’
- ‘Some common weave styles are plain, twill, satin, basket, leno and mock leno.’
- ‘Nylon leno mesh, an extremely strong mesh sometimes referred to as lock mesh, traditionally is a component of outdoor equipment, not clothing.’
Late 18th century: from French linon, from lin flax, from Latin linum. Compare with linen.
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.