Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A wind instrument with a small keyboard controlling a row of reeds, and a mouthpiece at one end.
- ‘The other members, male and female, played drums, crude percussion, violin, organ, accordion, guitar, melodica, you name it, but some songs had four or five members at the front of the stage leading the crowd in simple dance moves.’
- ‘With an organ providing a solid backing for the song, trombones and melodicas weave interlacing melodies.’
- ‘Well, for one thing, there's a wide variety of acoustic instruments featured here: upright bass, guitar, piano, clarinet, cymbals, viola, melodica and cello.’
- ‘The music becomes a dense, intricate concoction enriched by electronic elements, melodica, glockenspiel, accordion, trumpet, viola, pump organ, and banjo.’
- ‘Creatively banging together disparate sounds on a high-energy anvil, the members made use of everything from a melodica and various plug-in instruments to some sort of rabid clog dancing.’
1960s: from melody, on the pattern of harmonica.
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.