Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A finger ring with a seal for impressing sealing wax.
- ‘The gold seal ring, which Pippa had told me about, meant that whoever her attacker was, he was a wealthy, powerful one.’
- ‘He wore a heavy seal ring on the little finger of the left hand.’
- ‘The baron pressed the ornate seal ring on his finger, and clenched his fist.’
- ‘The retail side of his trade, however, presented much more of a Dickensian jumble with seal rings, English china, snuff boxes, and walking sticks.’
- ‘Gold and glass bracelets, necklaces, pieces of jewelry, seal rings, incense containers, silverware, perfume bottles… Each piece is a wonderful work of art.’
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.