Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A butler or a butler's assistant.
- ‘This time he was permitted to take with him a group of courtiers and a dozen servants - his Mameluke bodyguard, a butler, a cook, three valets, three footmen, an accountant, a pantryman, and a lamp cleaner.’
- ‘Three cars forward the steward unlocks the kitchen, the pantryman begins to prepare bread and muffins, and Ashby's Tavern awakens for breakfast.’
- ‘This work is a manual for training boys for the courtly life which includes instructions on the duties of the pantryman and butler, waiting at table, the ritual of folding the many layers of tablecloth, and the preparation, carving and saucing of the meats, fishes and wines available then.’
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.