Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[usually as modifier] A pattern of very small squares.
- ‘Can either one of these be treated as solids for pairing purposes (i.e. I'm a big fan of check shirts… are either suit patterns subtle enough to go with ginghams, windowpanes, and microchecks)?’
- ‘Microchecks are fine but a thicker check is better.’
- ‘Our wide selection of Swiss and Pima fabrics include batiste, pique, lawn, oxford, broadcloth, microchecks, silky cottons, and more.’
- ‘I enjoyed using these microchecks to add a little special touch to the outfit.’
- ‘I purchased some Imperial microchecks in pink and green, also a couple of patterns.’
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.