Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
[mass noun] The systematic or orderly arrangement of parts, especially in art and architecture.
- ‘Almost from the moment it appeared, Joyce's book began attracting the impassioned adherents who have declared it a masterpiece of care and ordonnance, a joyous comic vision of human love and redemption.’
Mid 17th century: from French, alteration of Old French ordenance (see ordinance).
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.