Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
(in the UK) engraved seals held during tenure of an official position, especially that of Lord Chancellor or Secretary of State, and symbolizing the office held:‘he was encouraged to delay surrendering the seals of office’
- ‘He will be presented with the seals of office and officially become prime minister.’
- ‘The King passed over the seals of office and the keys of the Prime Minister's dispatch box.’
- ‘The seals of office, which half a dozen of our rulers have just surrendered to, or received from, the Queen, are small metal stamps in velvet cases.’
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.