Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A flourish after a signature, originally as a precaution against forgery.
- ‘Many woodcuts copy manuscript illuminations (or foreign woodcuts, even though in England somewhat cruder cuts do not display much detail), and some try printed rubrication of paraphs or initials.’
Late Middle English (denoting a paragraph): from French paraphe, from medieval Latin paraphus (contraction of paragraphus short horizontal stroke).
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Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.