Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A pencil made of soft slate used for writing on slate.
- ‘Slates and slate pencils were the forerunner of the whiteboard, and were the greatest paper saving device known.’
- ‘Eventually, the slate pencil was replaced by soft chalk, making it easier to write.’
- ‘Vintage slate pencils become increasingly more difficult to find, so many become broken over the years.’
- ‘The manufacture of slate pencils from soapstone is an industry as old as the manufacture of slates.’
- ‘It might be interesting if you do a bit of extra research to find out exactly what a slate pencil was.’
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.