Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] Alternate plain and purl stitches in knitting.
- ‘The whole thing was covered all over in what looked like an outsize version of moss stitch, and the back was a series of rounded surfaces rather than flat.’
- ‘In addition to adding beads, I've also added a moss stitch border, and my version will be a stole, knitted from the bottom up.’
- ‘One point to note is that it works well with garter and moss stitch.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.