Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
An attachment on a knitting machine for producing rib stitch.
- ‘John Pepper of Portsmouth, N.H., can be credited for the first circular ribber - used experimentally in a factory at Franklin, N.H., from 1852 to 1857.’
- ‘In 1919 their four plants together held 5,603 knitters, 918 loopers, 715 ribbers, and 70 sewing machines.’
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.