Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A building containing an oast, typically built of brick in a conical shape with a cowl on top.
- ‘The Prince was presented with a pewter ink well and desk tidy, shaped like an oast house.’
- ‘It was a white converted oast house down a long country lane - a plain rectangular building with high ceilings.’
- ‘Adam, who writes in the oast house across the yard, ambles across for lunch which is pretty much totally home produced.’
- ‘This development has one building which looks rather like a replica oast house, other houses have interesting cobbles and flint, and all in all each house looks different.’
- ‘Strangely familiar, yet dramatically new, a form of abstract post-modernism brought a new play on architectural simile - ‘it's like a barn, an oast house, but with a twist’.’
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.