Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A feather or bunch of feathers from an ostrich.
- ‘They were dressed in dark blue velvet robes adorned with the garter, star and collar, red velvet hoods, worn on the right shoulder, and black velvet bonnets topped with swaying ostrich plumes.’
- ‘The birds don beaked half-masks and wield ostrich plume fans.’
- ‘Oooh, you mean you are not dying for a vermilion velveteen jacket with a matching ostrich plume collar and complementing box check pants?’
- ‘We could see jerky motion, and ostrich plumes bobbling atop the helmets.’
- ‘Guests partied in the ballroom decorated with 10,000 red roses, fields of shimmering red fabric, red-sequined tablecloths and hundreds of red ostrich plumes.’
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.