Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A removable fitted cloth cover for a chair or sofa.
- ‘The book covers the entire spectrum of fabrics, from wools and velvets to suedes and leathers, and also considers the different components of soft furnishings including curtains, cushions, loose covers and bed dressings.’
- ‘If you are determined to choose a light colour then avoid leather and think about loose covers and arm caps which can be washed or dry cleaned and consider buying a spare set of covers.’
- ‘This arm chair is now supplied with a removable and washable loose cover.’
- ‘Have your soft furnishings such as curtains, loose covers and cushions professionally cleaned.’
- ‘It generally takes a full four days for a student to learn how to make a loose cover with a skirt and box cushion for an armchair.’
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.