Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
Give a new binding to (a book)‘the Book of Kells was repaired and rebound in 1953 in four volumes’
- ‘Miss Beatrice Forder was responsible for rebinding the Winchester Bible in the cathedral and, for a time, was employed to repair some of the city archives.’
- ‘Until it was rebound a few years ago, the book consisted of two stout volumes in the Public Record Office.’
- ‘The sewn paper binding seems sturdy enough, but libraries will likely want to rebind the book for their collections.’
- ‘So, my present mind is to direct the solicitors for the appellants to uplift the appeal books, take out the confidential papers, rebind them, and go from there.’
- ‘He absorbed complete sections of the Encyclopaedia Britannica while rebinding a worn ‘E to F’ volume, returning again and again to the article on electricity.’
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.