Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A thick pile fabric used for carpets and upholstery.as modifier ‘expensive moquette seat covers’
- ‘Here are rolls of cinema moquette, squares of carpet, specially designed for particular cinema chains in patterns to die for, ashtrays, decorated seat ends, stunning light fittings, scent sprays from the 1920s.’
1930s: from French, perhaps from obsolete Italian mocaiardo ‘mohair’.
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.