Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
- ‘The sleeve link was tucked, before Morris's yearning eyes, into the reluctant pocket of the wide white waistcoat, and Morris returned to his place.’
- ‘A pair of gold sleeve links may be the most unique object recovered from Feature 14.’
- ‘The tray that had sat in the top of it to hold his sleeve links and buttons and pins was thrown down by the bed.’
- ‘And he sat down at his desk and looked at the heads of the Roman emperors that were graved on his sleeve links.’
- ‘At first the shells were thought to be worthless and were discarded, but it was soon discovered that they could be used to make buttons, sleeve links, barrettes and other similar items.’
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.