Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
The circular entrenchment of a minor medieval castle, especially a fortified Norman manor.
- ‘Earth and timber fortifications were hastily erected, whether in motte-and-bailey or in ringwork form, in new areas during the eleventh and twelfth centuries.’
- ‘William's suppression of the south-western revolt of 1067-68 resulted in the construction of a large ringwork castle in the city of Exeter; the building of other castles in the region followed.’
- ‘As time permitted, larger, purpose-built earth and timber castles of motte and bailey plan, or ringworks, were constructed.’
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.