Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1A long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support.
- ‘Anand's protagonist, Bakha, wants to wear trousers, breeches, coat, puttees and boots.’
- ‘The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.’
- ‘Michael Barber says that puttees were replaced by anklets in 1939.’
- 1.1North American A leather legging.
Late 19th century: from Hindi paṭṭī band, bandage.
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.