Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A woman's cape of lace or silk with pointed ends at the centre front, popular in the 19th century.
cloak, mantle, shawl, wrap, stole, tippetView synonyms
- ‘wide collar or pelerine of lace or matching dress fabric further emphasised the shoulders.’
- ‘The pelerine grew wider as it spread over the increasing shoulder line of gigot sleeves.’
Mid 18th century: from French pèlerine, the sense being a transferred use of the feminine of pèlerin ‘pilgrim’.
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.