Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A loaf of bread weighing four pounds.
- ‘Mr Tappertit looked immensely big at a quartern loaf on the table, and breathed hard.’
- ‘Thus, two quartern loaves of finished bread weigh the same as the older and larger gallon loaf.’
- ‘These racks held ninety-six Quartern loaves per deck, eight loaves wide and twelve deep, therefore No.1 Static Bakery, Newchapel, had the capacity of baking up to 960 loaves at one time.’
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.