Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A chain made of paper links and used for decorating a room, especially at Christmas.
- ‘Home-made paper chains, cotton-wool snowmen and a few fairy lights used to be enough to dress a Christmas tree, but now we need more of a wow factor.’
- ‘These streams of low-key glamour, as basic as paper chains and tinsel, convert the drabbest space into a winter wonderland.’
- ‘I don't mind that she insists on cleaning the house, putting up a tree, or hanging paper chains around the walls, because that's in the spirit of things.’
- ‘Finally made my paper chains when I got home, so at least there's some evidence Christmas is on the way.’
- ‘Three classes created sparkly stars, wrapped presents, paper chains and balls.’
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.