Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A distinctive device carved on stone by the mason who dressed it.
- ‘‘Many of the mason's marks, with which they used to ‘sign’ their work, can still be seen around the church, and some of them are also found in the Minster.’
- ‘The relationship between the various branches and members is established through inscriptions and the use of a twice-broken staff motif as mason's mark and on their seals.’
- ‘If he passed this examination of his skill, he would be admitted to that lodge as a master mason and given a mason's mark that would be unique to him.’
- ‘Some of the stones had been carved as part of architectural features and some carried more than one mason's mark.’
- ‘The aqueduct has numerous mason's marks on its stones.’
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.