Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A table with a single central support.
- ‘Simple wood furnishings, including an antique pedestal table, play up the room's low-key formality.’
- ‘As Inger sat next to him in the bare wood rocker, Ben took his pipe from the wobbly pedestal table between their chairs and lit it.’
- ‘Up to the 1830's, the parlor would be equipped with heavy furniture of solid mahogany, all elaborately carved: marbletopped pedestal tables, chairs upholstered in horse hair or leather; and folding game tables.’
- ‘The main cabin features a starboard side settee with small pedestal table that can be used as a dinette or converted to a small berth.’
- ‘A quick search throws up a beautiful peach mirrored pedestal table for £595 and an Italian mirrored chest of drawers from the 1940s, complete with original mirrored handles, for £2,995.’
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.