Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A storey of a building partly below ground level:[as modifier] ‘the semi-basement flat’
- ‘The projecting flanks to either side - with the council chamber and a semi-basement studio intended as a crèche - are of warm terracotta tiles and glass shaded by exterior glass-finned boxes.’
- ‘It involves creating a semi-basement car park, new market hall, stalls and street layout changes.’
- ‘He added a foot-bridge was proposed to link the cinema to the City Council car park at Miller's Marsh while the development itself would feature over 80-spaces in a semi-basement car park.’
- ‘He lives in a semi-basement in West London, and I, of course, live in northern Aberdeenshire. We have in common a passion for recondite and inconvenient gardening.’
- ‘The Atterbury Street entrance, cut into the Tate's west wall, leads to the new hall, galleries and shop inserted into the building's semi-basement.’
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.