Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A check pattern superimposed on a colour or design.‘his Sunday suit, grey with a black overcheck’as modifier ‘overcheck fabric’
- ‘In fact, the Blue Ribbon shirts find roots in the fascinating world of Italian mosaic, with a selection of overchecks, large checks enveloping smaller checks; interwoven checks; stripes within stripes; and, solids in blue.’
A strap passing over a horse's head between the ears, to pull up on the bit and make breathing easier.
- ‘Many times equipment that's used to limit a horse's capabilities like a tie down or martingale or overcheck is a good thing because it's limiting the horse to the level of the person handling him.’
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.