Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A short plain concave section between the capital and the shaft of a classical Doric or Tuscan column.
- ‘I wanted to see without being seen; most of all, I wanted to find myself in the conversational corners, the necking spots of yesteryear.’
- ‘A more elaborate Doric capital of white marble, with flutes on the necking, is stored west of the building, to the west of the marble throne in room A.’
- ‘I rolled my eyes; Margie could hardly be over fifteen, but I signed her photo anyway, and left it on a coffee table for her to pick it up, after her necking time with Harry was over.’
- ‘This capital cannot be associated with the plain marble drum because of its size and the flutes on the necking.’
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.