Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Silk treated on one side with oil to make it waterproof.
- ‘G. Ashman's aquatic glove improved upon the original 1855 life preserver patent by adding webbing between the fingers of non-absorbent, oiled silk.’
- ‘First she makes a little roll of her precious letters, wraps them in oiled silk, and binds them with twine.’
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.