Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A board covered with cork and fixed to a wall so that messages and pictures can be pinned on to it for display.
- ‘The kitchen now has a smoke blanket, the study has a pinboard, clock and smoke alarm, and the window handle in the bathroom is no longer falling out of the frame.’
- ‘I was struck by the similarity of displays on many of their office pinboards.’
- ‘A pinboard on the wall of his grandparents' kitchen proudly displays his drawings of army vehicles and a US flag.’
- ‘We also make pinboards, laundry bags and screens.’
- ‘The Breightmet primary school has been undergoing a revamp and when the caretaker took down a pinboard from a wall he discovered the signatures of the men who built the school back in 1951.’
- ‘They curl away from the drawing pins on the pinboard.’
- ‘Another colleague kept a list on her pinboard which read: ‘Learn Spanish.’’
- ‘I posted a couple of days ago that Amy thought my room was too masculine, and had attempted to feminise it by pinning a coloured bag to my pinboard.’
- ‘It's back, therefore, to doing some odd jobs such as emailing people, tidying my pinboard and creating the bibliography for my thesis.’
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.